Thursday, 18 June 2009

SAVE THE HERITAGE OF HASSAN FATHY Update

After a long year of unceasing activities and some moments of discouragement, the international association SAVE THE HERITAGE OF HASSAN FATHY is very pleased to foresee the beginning of an action plan concerning the village of New Gourna. The Director of the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO, Mr Francesco Bandarin, has recognized in a letter addressed to the Association, the importance of the safeguarding of New Gourna village and has just sent a mission on site at the beginning of this month. The Egyptian press has largely covered the mission.

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1 comment:

Patricia Parker said...

As today is Hassan Fathy Birthday, a noted Egyptian architect who pioneered appropriate technology for building in Egypt. Fathy was recognized with the Aga Khan Chairman's Award for Architecture in 1980. Architectural Model Making in UAE pays his tribute to Hassan Fathy.