AUC Faculty Lounge, Cairo

The new Faculty Lounge is located in a historic building within the American University in Cairo’s landmark downtown campus. The objective of the design by ARCHiNOS was to turn a set of insignificant, featureless and windowless rooms into an ambiance that is both relaxing and inspiring, and to fit a functional modern interior within a historic building. In essence—the project was about creating something out of nothing within a limited budget.


Commissioned by the American University in Cairo


2008 – 2009.

Location: Tahrir Square, Cairo.

Design and supervision of implementation:

Agnieszka Dobrowolska

Technical support: Muhammad al-Shami