The Bahareya Village is home to the farming community engaged by organic tea producer, Royal Herbs. Its design was led by Sarah El Battouty, the founder of Egyptian-based sustainability-led architectural firm ECOnsult, who was tasked with creating natural cooling through thoughtful design.

Its solar-powered sustainable campus is nestled beneath a mountain range in Egypt’s western desert – and it’s the very essence of green living for agricultural workers. The design was recently shortlisted by Ashden, an organization that runs an award scheme for innovative solutions to tackle climate change. It showcases the potential of low technology, sustainable solutions and could potentially become a prototype for creating natural cooling around the world. 

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