Through lack of education and opportunity alongside countless factors, forty percent of Egypt's population of ninety-two million find themselves inhabiting what are classified as slums. Through years of deterioration, hygiene, necessities such as electricity and humanistic standards of living have been waived for the struggling inhabitants of Egyptian slums. The eradication of these areas, however, means that the government stands to resolve around 1,109 slum areas over twenty provinces, as confirmed by the National Planning Institute. In doing so, many issues such as efficient and temporary habitation for the current population during the reconstruction process stand as obstacles. Accordingly, the purpose of the project “Haaweya” is to explore the possibility of re-using old shipping containers as an alternative housing solution. The project focuses on using the containers to better their surrounding setting.
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Ayroud, Ahmed, "Haaweya" (2016). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 64.
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