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Mediatheque – Centre Français de Culture et de Coopération

Wassef Design Group was selected to program, plan, design and supervise construction of the renovation of the Mediatheque at the Centre Français de Culture et de Coopération. The Mediatheque occupies the ground and first floor of the building at Mounira district, in Cairo. The usable spaces are 1,500 square meters.

The goal was to design spaces, which would support the Médiathèque needs of the 21st century reflecting the image of a high tech, dynamic community library. The programming was carried on jointly with the Mediatheque management.

A bold interior design, with contemporary patterns and materials, complemented by the unique building architecture has successfully reflected a more contemporary look. The treatment of internal design features and lighting used responds to the client request in maintaining an inviting and appealing environment for the users of different age groups.

WDG produced the contract documents to include architectural interior design, structural integrity report for the repair of existing deficiencies, mechanical, electrical working drawings, bill of quantities and specifications.

The design included audio-visual design and special lighting to suit the library functions. The contract administration included bidding and construction.