Project Name: ZED Park sports Facility Shipping Containers Architect: Khaled Morgan Client: Ora Developers Consultants: Segments Construction Completion Year: 2019 Gross Built Area: 713 m2 Project location: Cairo, Egypt
The newly inaugerated Zed Park Sport Facility in El-Sheikh Zayed redifines the typology of sports facilites in Egypt. Certainly, it features the largest shipping container structure in the country; with 26 shipping containers stacked side to side.
Architect Khaled Morgan responded to the clients demand for a structure that could be fast-tracked. From his experience, Morgan used shipping containers as his building block for the design. The containers were the optimum option according to the designer because of their fast and easy construction, sustainability and durability.
Furthermore, The ground breaking project is composed of 22 40-feet module shipping containers and 4 20-feet ones with a total of 26. They are stacked beside eachother on 2 levels, with a 4m shift on the top level.
Moreover, this interesting cantilever gives the project its iconic dynamic form. Additionally, it provides shade for the area where the players and coaches meet and socialize.
This project aims to reach more sustainable designs around the country, as well as introduce inovativeness in sports facilities. However, its main function is to serve young footballers along with their families, coaches, and facility management team.
The ground floor consists of changing rooms and cloakrooms, a clinic, and administration offices. The upper floor consists of two meeting rooms, an office, a VIP lounge, and an outdoor decked lounge. Both lounges are overlooking the football field with a nice panoramic view.
Design Team: Khaled Morgan, Mariam Azmy Website: https://khaled-morgan.tumblr.com Contact e-mail: Khaled.firstname.lastname@example.org Firm Location: Cairo, Egypt Photo credits: Mariam Azmy