Data Driven City / Mekano Studio

Data Driven City / Mekano Studio
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The new city, designed by Mekano Studio, will be a smart data city, a city driven with data, a city that can help each person to choose and decide, a City respects the human mind and gives him the option to take part in his own life as it must have to be. The data city is a city that administrates everything with a real time data, in order to evaluate and respect the time factor as well and to increase the productivity with a well organized community. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The data city, is the right and required infrastructure that can help the city grow up and go without problems, it can be used in transportation, airports, trains, roads and signs. It can also be used in public safety like police fire stations. The proposed data can also help in the new and modern educational programs and can help in medical situations. The data driven city is always helping the persons and giving them the space to think and decide.

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The starting point of the new Egyptian dream is a collective city that holds all the required and necessary fields of living, the starting point has to get every single person to it, it has to collect and gather all the people around it, the new city has to be a collective one, it has to be open to all of the Egyptians who hopes for a chance of life, the collective holds the power, agriculture, technological, political, tourism and economics.

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The new collective city will be an environmental powered city that depends on the natural powers in generating electricity from the sun solar sheets that are on every roof and from the huge solar chimney farms and huge solar photovoltaic cells farms, the sun is a major sustainable resource in addition to a huge wind farms and small wind catchers on top of the roofs too with the green bridge inside of the city, the new Egyptian dream is a sustainable community.

site location

Each new construction will make a new desert point to be shaped and greened with the help of the people that lives in the area, the real owners of the land, the habitat people, with all the local materials there in place, with some gradients, to make local bricks and to help in making a new structures out of local and cheep materials.


All the mentioned techniques will be applied to a pre-made study based on the right analysis and studies, the best solution for the Egyptian dream is the integration between the successful studies. The main study that was the main reference to the proposed plans were Farouk elbaz studies, at the first stage, and at a later stage, mamdooh hamza study with farouk el baz study will make the right and appropriate combination. The site was chosen based on farouk el baz studies near the old delta with expected spreading towards the desert and the roads of farouk el baz and mamdooh hamza. The most important Aspect of the desert is, how we can get our water? The new city will mostly depend of multiply sources of water, vary from the sea water desalination, the rain water and gray water.

section at the main spine

January 25th was a huge political revolution that turned all the world’s eyes towards Egypt. Each one was holding a message, believing in his goal, all what in their mind is to reach this goal, offering more than his normal powers and giving much more than his normals. the remaking of tahrir square in the new collective smart city is a real factor that makes the people knew that they are human beings that can be heard and can say what they feel, with a respect to their humanity and believes.

sustainability techniques

Making use of the powers of people in many ways is a huge benefit to the country, each person will come to the square will add more energy and power transformed into electricity with the technique of Piezoelectricity that transform the power and energy into electricity that can lead to a zero carbon city, a new era of using natural powers that comes out of the humans their selves, making him feel that he is helpful with his body and mind.

obstacles and problems

Each human being in this city is a full productive person with his mind related to the life standards and can say what he wants to say in the new tahrir square in a smart way, and his body and moves can generate power to the city in a natural and environmental way rising the honor and dignity to each person.

timeline and expected strategy

The cities will be connected with each other with the new formed unit, hexagon, each city will have some hexagons attached to each other and connected with huge green layers that holds out the new cars transportation method, layers of transportation, visually described as layers of green stairs, holding the people on its roof, varying in levels, visuals, usage and materials.

egypt connecting the world

The hexagon is forming the middle of the square with some units forming green parts of the square, others are for sitting areas, most of them for piezoelectricity techniques. the great feature in the middle describes the martyrs with their names on the sheets lighting up to show their names in light. There is a light numeric indicator in the transparent Obelisk to represent the actual number of people in the square with real time data to give them a boost and increase their power. The square is also a gathering point with huge space that can be used in lots of stuff and actions, anyone can go, with no limit to the age.

site selection and connections

Architects: Mekano Studio Location: Alex, Egypt Team: Karim Elnabawy, Mohamed Khamis, Osama Elghanam, Nesma Mohamed

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Data Driven City / Mekano Studio" 08 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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