Dr Kamal Kafrawi,
an Egyptian architect,
has succeeded, to a
great extent, in
reconciling modern technology
with the traditional elements of
Arabic Islamic architecture
Some of the elements utilized
by the architect were wind
tower protected courtyards Moshrabiya geometric forms .
The use of these elements has helped to control the harsh
The wind tower structures, which are one of the most outstanding
features of the university, also
provide the cover of the university buildings.
The courtyards, both open and partially covered, provide
connection and circulation spaces within the university complex.
With their gardens and fountains, the courtyards provide pleasant
areas of coolness and shade.
The octagonal shape of the modular unit was derived from the traditional
principles which enhances ventilation through wind towers and provide lighting