The Cairo Citadel is the icon of Cairo, Egypt. It has different buildings from different eras and they’re all connected by a wall, which was built by Saladin in 1183 CE. It was stated by the UNESCO as the part of the world heritage site in Ismalic Cairo. The Cairo Citadel was a medieval Islamic fortification that protected Cairo against the crusader and it was the home for the rulers of Egypt for 700 years. Also it has remained the seat of Government during the rule of the Ayyubids, Mamluks, Ottomans and the family of Mohamed Ali Pasha.
The aim of my thesis was to design and redefine the visual image of the Cairo Citadel, as to shed the light on the importance of the military citadel that is full of Heritage, after the whole world’s attention is now focused on the Grand Egyptian Museum, which will be located next to the Giza Pyramids. Also my goal is to give it a modern identity that is simple, powerful and represents Cairo’s culture, as to enhance a person’s visit experience.