Nabta Town Public Library

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The Public Library building is planned as part of the Nabta Town Masterplan in the region of Borg Al Arab, Egypt. Nabta Town, a sustainable mixed-use urban development in the Middle East, is a uniquely smart, urban real estate masterplan that incorporates world-class academic institutions, cultural, leisure and commercial centres, a business park, generous public spaces and holistic housing neighbourhoods.

The brief proposes a multiuser learning facility that caters to the needs of both the public and students from nearby academic facilities. The design emphasises an architectural language that is deeply rooted within its context, which encourages the user to ponder, innovate and explore. It forms a landmark public space that encourages dialogue through culturally stimulating spaces that are reminiscent of Egypt’s vibrant heritage.

Key facts

Borg Al Arab, Alexandria

Egypt / Middle East & Africa


Additional facts:
First truly Mixed-Use development in Egypt.
Site offers opportunity to develop individuals through academic institutions and then encourages entrepreneurship through the business development opportunities on site.
Technology is integrated into all aspects of Nabta Town life.




Middle East

Salim Hussain
Principal Architect

PO Box 5620
Dubai, UAE
Telephone: +9714 4059 300




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