Houchygama’ana Alexandria is the 3rd version of the project aiming to redesign the underutilized schoolyards of five refugee-hosting governmental schools in Alexandria, Egypt through a series of participatory Co-design workshops with the students, teaching staff and school ad-ministration. The project redefines Egyptian schoolyards as a stimulating multi-use open space suitable as not only a recreational en-vironment but also as an outdoor learning environment which contributes in shaping the characters of future generation.


Location / Period​

Alexandria, Egypt – 2015

Client/Partner: ​

UNHCR EGYPT- Community Support Programme (CSP)

Fine Arts Alexandria

Caracteristic Elements:​

  • Maximize the use of abandoned and
    in-between spaces
  • Participatory design and construction with the local community (craftsmen, students, teachers)
  • Construction site at High Intensity of Labor


Insaf Ben Othmane H., Omar Wanas, Ahmed Mohamed Nabil, Mohamed Karam, Heba Mohamed Attia, Tayseer Khairy, Mona Farouk, Waraqat


Students, parents, inhabitants, local builders and craftsmen

For resilient and safe communities

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Meaning of Oecumene

The ecumene (US) or oecumene (UK; Greek: οἰκουμένη, oikouménē, lit. “inhabited”) was an ancient Greek term for the known world, the inhabited world, or the habitable world.

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