The Children's Culture Park 1990 - Cairo, Egypt | Completed
Developed for a competition organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Abdulhalim Ibrahim's designs for the Culture Park for Children,In Cairo perhaps best exemplifies his belief in the traditional wisdom of the people and their ability to direct the architect by revealing their well-established patterns and rituals, through a participatory communal design process. The organization and form of the park were drawn from two elements of inspiration: the pre-existing palm tree promenade and the interpretation of the spiral form of the minaret of Ibn Tulun Mosque.the existing palm trees of the earlier site (Al-hod Al-Marsoud Garden) were maintained and reinforced,becoming the main axis for the conceived geometry of the park. the minaret's spiral symbolized the idea of growth and was taken as the main theme for the children's park, giving form to what is common to both children and parks-growth and life. *The Children Cultural Park is awarded the Aga Khan Award in 1992.