Axle – Commercial Hub
The concept idea for axle revolves around the creation of a mixed-use complex that provides seamless connectivity and harmony between administrative, recreational, and retail uses, in the heart of a new development residential area in Nargis, New Cairo, and located on Gamal Abdel Nasser’s axis led to the new administrative capital.
The project consists of 3 commercial floors mass, the outline is shaped to create a direct visual connection between units and surrounding streets, wrapping around a main plaza containing the units’ outdoor terraces, landscape activities, and a vast courtyard with links connecting the project’s east with the west for the continuity of circulation and visual link between floors. On top of it 2 administrative floors mass shaped to give the maximum premium location units and direct circulation from cores. The massing orientation and elevation treatment follow passive design strategies as the massing formation is studied to cast shade on outdoor spaces and create airflow between the volumes with the courtyard that goes through the different levels to enhance air circulation.