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German Architecture pioneers in Egypt this Novembe...

German Architecture pioneers in Egypt this November

German Architecture Day Egypt

Egypt will host two important events, organized by the Egyptian Sustainable Urbanism Laboratory (ESU-Lab) – at the Department of Architecture, Mansoura University next November 2019. The first event is called German Architecture day in Egypt. While the second is called the 1st Delta Symposium. Registration is necessary to attend both events.

1st German Architecture Day in Egypt

The event will be on Saturday, the 2nd of November, 2019, starting from 9:30 am to  4:00 pm. Hosted by the German University in Cairo, GUC at the Fifth Settlement.

Above all, the 1st German Architecture day in Egypt gathers Egyptian and German Architects and Engineering Pioneers to discuss Architecture and Urban Topics. Moreover, the event allows them to share and exchange their knowledge, experiences and new technologies to the Egyptian Engineering practice, education, and market.

Here are some information about the program and the key speakers:


10:00 – 10:30
Opening Speech
President, German University in Cairo, Prof. Dr. Yasser Hegazy

German-Egyptian Partnership
Dr.-Ing., Moamen elSoudani
Dr. Mina Michel, Mansoura University-TU-Berlin.

1st session: German Architecture and Technology

German Architecture Day Egypt_
10:30 – 11:00

Prof. Claus Steffan
“PSA-Architekten & gte, TU-Berlin“

He finished his Diploma in Architecture and Urban Planning University of Stuttgart in 1980.
One year after he completed his Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD to study at the École d’Architecture- Paris-La Villette.

During the years 1983 and 1986 he became assistant of prof. e. Schneider- wessling on advanced studies architecture academy of fine arts, Munich. Afterwards, he became professor of building technology and design at the TU Berlin since 1999.

Kinderhaus in Olching Geiselbullach
Kinderhaus in Olching Geiselbullach by PSA-Architekten
Kinderhaus in Olching Geiselbullach
Kinderhaus in Olching Geiselbullach by PSA-Architekten
11:00 – 11:30

Prof. Eike Roswang- Klinge
“ZRS Architekten Ingieure and NBL, TU Berlin“

11:30 – 11:45 Discussion

Eike Roswang is managing director of ZRS Architekten Ingenieure professor for constructive Design and Climate Adaptive Architecture. In addition, he is a member of German Architects Association since 2003. Eike is the founder of ‘Natural Building Lab’ at the Technische Universitat Berlin.

German Architecture Day Egypt_METI School in Bangladesch by ZRS Architekten
METI School in Bangladesch by ZRS Architekten
German Architecture Day Egypt
12:15 – 12:45

Jochem Paap
“gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner“

Hans-Joachim Paap, was born Braunschweig 1960. He became an associate partner at von Gerkan, Marg and Partners since 2009, project management of Porsche Customer Care Centre/Leipzig, Commerzbank Arena/Frankfurt, Berlin Brandenburg International Airport etc.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Berlin Hauptbahnhof by GMP
Berlin Hauptbahnhof by GMP
Berlin Hauptbahnhof by GMP
Wesam Gamal
12:45 – 13:15

Wesam Gamal
“Schüco International KG“

13:15 – 13:30 Discussion

Wesam Gamal’s 20+ years of experience in the Building Envelope industry in North America covers all levels of the practice from concept to design to fabrication to installation and management on a variety of building types, including high-rise, hospitals, museums, shopping centers, banks, universities, high-tech buildings, hotels, airports and transportation centers.

13:30 – 14:00

Closing Session of Architectue (Prof. W. Nadeem, Dr. M. Soudani) Prof. Jose Madrigal

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break

2nd Session: Cities by Machine Intelligence

15:00 – 15:30

United Nations
Cairo Office

German Architecture Day Egypt_
15:30 – 16:00

Prof. Dr. Gesa Ziemer, Holger Prang
“CityScience Lab, HafenCity University Hamburg”

16:00 – 16:15 Discussion

Gesa Ziemer is Professor for Cultural Theory and Cultural Praxis and Vice President Research at the HafenCity University Hamburg. She heads the CityScienceLab, which is a cooperation with the MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, MA, USA).

Currently she is a fellow of the Humboldt Foundation (Feodor-Lynen Program) at the Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, USA.


16:15 – 16:45 Closing Discussion
Moderation: Dr.-Ing. M. Soudani, Prof. Dr. W. Nadim, Mr Holder – Dr. Zagow

Certainly, the two events happening in Egypt next November are not to be missed. Register and get your ticket through the official website. Moreover, the events will be a great opportunity to meet, discuss with german pioneers attending the event and sharing their architectural experience.

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