Rana Soliman

MA Architecture

Reclaiming the New Voids of Cairo
The Case of the Parliament: From ‘House of Representatives’ to ‘House of People’

Based on the form of Naguib Mahfouz’s novel, The Epic of Al Harafish, this thesis imagines characters occupying the recently-vacated parliament buildings at the heart of Cairo. The city is transformed into a celebration of collective empowerment, an alternative typology embracing soft power and promising hope.