Interior Design

Performing Arts Center

Khaled Ibrahem
Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University in Alexandria

Project idea

The project idea was inspired by performance art, specifically the study of ballet dancers' movements and stripping them down into lines and shapes to create the internal space, elements, and basic forms of theaters, using them as a general guideline for design, with the aim of generating a design that is characterized by dynamism.

Project description

In response to the Egyptian government's 2030 plan to develop the King Mariout Lake area in Alexandria, the Department of Architecture and Interior Design collaborated to propose a design for the Performing Arts Center as a graduation project for the Interior Architecture Department.
The project includes" a plaza, reception area, lobby and lounge, atriums, foyers, opera house, 360-degree theater, practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, offices, exhibitions, and other spaces."
The architectural forms were created by Fayrouz Mohamed, as part of the cooperation between the Department of Architecture and the Decor Department at Alexandria University, Egypt.

Technical information

- The construction of the exterior building is made of glass fiber reinforced concrete "GFRC" panels fixed on space frame trusses
- The construction of the ceiling is made of prefabricated "GFRG" panels.
- The wall formation structure is made of prefabricated GFRC panels
- The fluid form of the reception area walls is made of prefabricated GFRC panels.
- The stair construction is made of glass fiber-reinforced polyester fixed on a steel structure.

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