Adapting humanitarian emergency architecture for street children outreach campaigns

  • Ruba Azzam Cairo University
  • Ahmed AbdelGhaffar Cairo University
  • Karim Kesseiba Cairo University
  • Mennat-Allah El-Husseiny Cairo University
Keywords: street children, children-rehabilitation centres, street outreach campaigns, humanitarian aid, architecture for humanitarian emergencies

Abstract

The architectural research offers a few solutions for the outreach campaign addressed to the street children phenomenon, although it is crucial. In a lot of cases, the solutions adopted can benefit from the architectural applications used for humanitarian emergencies. This contribution investigates the possible guidelines for the design of mobile applications to be used in outreach campaigns addressed to street children, through a review of the International literature, an analysis of the Egyptian context and a qualitative study of street children outreach structures and those ones for humanitarian emergency.

Author Biographies

Ruba Azzam, Cairo University

Architect and MSc, she is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Architecture and Engineering Technologies, Faculty of Engineering, and is a LEED Green Associate.
E-mail: ruba-azzam90@hotmail.com

Ahmed AbdelGhaffar, Cairo University

Architect and PhD, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering.
E-mail: amaghaffar@gmail.com

Karim Kesseiba, Cairo University

Architect and PhD, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering. Member of the Teaching Committee for Architectural Design Studios for Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, he carried out design and urban design programs for Kesseiba Consultants in Housing and Recreational Projects in Egypt and Gulf Countries.
E-mail: karimkesseiba@gmail.com

Mennat-Allah El-Husseiny, Cairo University

Architect and PhD, she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering. She is a Member of the Teaching Committee for the Double Master Program ‘Revitalization of Historic City District’, BTU-Cottbus-Cairo.
E-mail: mennatallahelhusseiny@gmail.com

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Design of HVS midi bus-street-outreach-mobile units (credit: Azzam based on field work with HVS foundation, 2019). AGATHÒN 06 | 2019
Published
2019-12-20
How to Cite
Azzam, R., AbdelGhaffar, A., Kesseiba, K. and El-Husseiny, M.-A. (2019) “Adapting humanitarian emergency architecture for street children outreach campaigns”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 6(online), pp. 200-209. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/6192019.
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Architecture | Research & Experimentation
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