Rehabilitation of New Gourna Village Center...



New Gourna, Hasan Fathy’s dream that was never fully realized, started in the forties of the past century. Its humble inception materialized a part of the dream which decades later would present the end. Although work on the ground had come to a standstill, the dream remained in the architect’s heart as well as all those who shared it with him. This dream has been revived

The National Organization of Urban Harmony, UNESCO Cairo Office, the Rare Book Library at the American University in Cairo, and Tarek Waly Center , Architecture and Heritage, celebrated the launching of : " The Rehabilitation of the center of New Gourna village - Luxor" on 13-11-2017, THe celebration began with a seminar about the project, by Mr. Mohamed Abu Saada, head of The National Organization of Urban Harmony and Mr. Ghaith Fariz, Director of the Cairo office of UNESCO,and the architect Dr. Tarek Waly - the project consultant - who presented the methodology of rehabilitation .In addition, the collaborators organized an exhibition of photographs of the village at the time of its creation - from the archive of the architect Hassan Fathi -, photographs of the current situation of the village center and its deterioration and the first phase of the rehabilitation of El Khan , which began in October 2017.



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