Cairo’s Safe Sanctuary
Talaat Harb Street, Cairo
The project centre’s a women’s shelter (as its various forms) within Cairo in Talaat Harb Street. The site noted as notorious large groups of men having attacked several women in the street through various international media reports. This project acts as a response to that event by prototyping (or speculating/proposing) the architectural realm of a safe sanctuary and the archetypes that govern the thresholds of access (visual and physical) and supervision into, within and through this shelter. Additionally, the project proposes the prototype of the women’s shelter to empower women through acts of spatially revealing and concealing performed by the archetypes of the door, window and façade.
Conceal, Reveal, Illusion, Respond, Facade, Threat, Harassment, Safe Territory, Body, Skin