In the first half of the twentieth century, between World War I and the end of World War II, Egypt witnessed a serious discussion of the issue of the cultural and civilizational identity of architecture in Egypt. It was looking forward to putting architecture within the features of the civilization of a new society in its new world, and regardless of the critical evaluation of these attempts and the successes or failures they achieved, that honestly express the requirements of the age and society with its intellectual and social duality between tradition and modernization. Between the copied and the seen, to form with the other cultural and creative tributaries a case of Egyptian times in the twentieth century. Believing in the importance of reviving Egypt’s architectural memory, the Tarek Waly Center Architecture and Heritage began issuing a series of legacies, which are the nucleus of a digital archive on Egyptian architects during hundred years in order to revitalize the memory of architecture so that young architects in particular and Egyptians, in general, know who laid the first building blocks of Egyptian architecture to complete the episodes of Egyptian history During the year 2014, the Center presented the topic of Egyptian temporality in the summer training program for architecture students and young architects with the aim of getting to know the history of the architectural movement in Egypt and begin by getting to know the pioneering Egyptian architects in the first half of the twentieth century..
The program consisted of theoretical research on the biographies of these architects to draw an almost complete picture of their careers, and field visits to what still exists of their works in an attempt to monitor, record, and document these works.
During the program, the team tracked and documented the biography and works of a number of pioneering architects: Ramses Wissa Wassef, Albert Zananiri, Mostafa Fahmy, and they were published in Zamanyat Egyptian publications.