Integrated planning Badya City

Cairo, Egypt, 2016 - 2018

Integrated planning of a complete mixed-use development as part of the 6th of October City. AS+P was asked to develop the citywide master plan for 150,000 inhabitants as well as the architectural design of more than 3,000 units to launch the project

  • Client: Palm Hills Development Company
  • Timeframe: 2016 - 2018
  • Planning Area: 4,000 ha
  • Use: Culture / Education, Residential Development, Retail, Sport, Healthcare sector, Office / Administration, Open Space
Basic idea shared space: Living Street
Basic idea shared space: Living Street

The mixed-use development Badya City is part of the 6th of October City and is situated 30 kilometres west of Central Cairo within its strategic extension area. On an area of approximately 1,260 hectares, a human-centered, green and resource efficient, all near-by city will be developed for about 150,000 inhabitants, offering about 48,000 workplaces. The integrated design team of AS+P was asked to simultaneously develop the citywide master plan as well as the architectural design of more than 3,000 units to launch the project. The integrated modular system developed by AS+P as well as the use of digital tools such as GIS and BIM early on, allows a fast, economical design and construction process and an efficient mass customisation.

The design of a complete city incorporates a variety of land uses extending from housing to employment, as well as supporting functions such as retail, culture and entertainment, making it a true 24/7 city. The urban core - with a retail area, university, and sports club compound - is surrounded by six districts. This poly-centrical and multi-faceted city structure allows every resident to live close to one of these centres and its offers.

Villa
Villa
Site plan Badya City
Site plan Badya City

Badya City's finely developed network of green linear parks represents the backbone of the overall connective tissue in between each neighbourhood of the cycling and walking city. Each neighbourhood is developed around the idea of the 'Living Street' - with the street being an extended community space rather than a car circulation area. An average population density of about 125 people per hectare allows an efficient public transport system with stops always being situated in close proximity to each resident.

E-Bike sharing and charging station
E-Bike sharing and charging station
Integrated planning approach with BIM
Integrated planning approach with BIM
Visual connections (analysis tool: UCL's Space Syntax)
Visual connections (analysis tool: UCL's Space Syntax)
City street network (analysis tool: UCL's Space Syntax)
City street network (analysis tool: UCL's Space Syntax)
Green Courtyard
Green Courtyard