Gouna Conference and Culture Centre

El Gouna is an Egyptian resort town. Its new conference and culture centre will be a key additional asset, as it will, in addition to the numerous internationally acclaimed cultural and sports events, hosts also the annual El Gouna Film Festival along with musical performances. Project in collaboration with Nagata Acoustics (room acoustics for the concert hall).

Information Sheet

New Build Gouna Conference and Culture Centre.

Location El Gouna, Egypt.

Project Cost Undisclosed.

Time Frame Design: 2019-2020. Construction: 2020-2023. Opening: 2023.

Owner Orascom Development Holding (ODH), Egypt.

Architect(s) Studio Seilern Architects, United Kingdom   www.studioseilern.com

Theatre Planner(s) dUCKS Scéno, France   www.ducks.fr

Seat Count The complex includes a 600-seat concert hall (for an orchestra of up to 120 musicians), an open-air venue for an audience of up to 1 200 surrounded by a colonnade in the heart of an artificial lagoon, along with meeting and VIP rooms to hold international seminars and conferences. Total covered area: 9 700 m².

Uses Classical concerts and music festivals; El Gouna Film Festival; conferences.

Services Building acoustics consultancy services for the concert hall, musicians' spaces, conference rooms, outdoor areas, foyer and back-of-house from concept design through to completion. Room acoustics for musicians' rooms and front-of-house (room acoustics for the concert hall by Nagata Acoustics).

Team Emilie Carayol, Evan Green, Kahle Acoustics.

1/6El Gouna Conference and Culture CenterThe exterior entrance surrounded by colonnades and the lagoon. Photo © Studio Seilern Architects
2/6El Gouna Conference and Culture CenterThe artificial lagoon surrounding the future El Gouna Conference and Culture Centre. Photo © Studio Seilern Architects
3/6Gouna Conference and Culture CenterEl Gouna Conference and Culture Center. Photo © Studio Seilern Architects
4/6El Gouna Conference and Culture CenterEntrance into the outdoor plaza that will provide an open-air venue for outdoor events and the Gouna Film Festival. Photo © Studio Seilern Architects
5/6El Gouna Conference and Culture CenterThe concert hall rising from the lagoon in the outdoor plaza. Photo © Studio Seilern Architects
6/6El Gouna Conference and Culture CenterThe interior of the 600-seat concert hall. Photo © Studio Seilern Architects