"The American University in Cairo (AUC) is relocating its current downtown Cairo campus to a site in New Cairo. Expansion of academic programs, a growing student body, and the lack of physical resources to sustain these growths prompted this relocation decision.
In 1997, AUC purchased a 260 acres (approximately 1 million square meters) plot of land in New Cairo. The built areas of the new campus will comprise approximately 180,000 gross square meters, leaving ample room for further expansion.
The new campus is being designed to accommodate 5,500 full-time students, in addition to 1500 faculty and staff.
The projected cost of the project is approximately US$300 million, and the new campus is expected to be in operation by Fall 2007."
Asfour, K. & A. Ismail. The New AUC Campus: Medina meets the Master Planners. In Medina Issue Eleven: Architecture, Interiors & Fine Arts. British Virgin Islands: Medina Magazine. (January - February 2000): 60 - 61.
Medina Magazine is a unique and ambitious project in the Middle East by a group of architects, designers and artists to collaborate to present both architecture conceived and created in Egypt, and examples from other contexts that contain elements relevant to architectural designers, students and educators working in Egypt.
This magazine that has been published in Arabic and English since 1998 is divided into three sections to aid the reader in critiquing their built environment; to see that each component negotiates with the other to form our visual world. Structure, decorative details and interpretations of spaces and how society reacts to them anchor Medina's founders' conception as apparent in the selection of articles presented on ArchNet.
Medina goes even further than presenting architectural, design and art projects; as part of their design revolution in Egypt, Medina also organizes annual design competitions for students and professionals, as well as supporting symposiums and art projects.