Organizers: Tarek Waly Center Architecture & Heritage
Luxor & Cairo - Egypt
From February 12 to 20, 2019, the Land of Egypt was honored by the visit of a group of the distinguished work team of Riwaq the centre for architectural conservation - Ramallah – Palestine. The visit came within the framework of a good initiative from Riwaq to open the doors of cooperation and exchange of experiences between Riwaq and the Tarek Waly Center Architecture and Heritage. The program of the visit varied between visiting the most important historical and heritage sites in Aswan, Luxor, and Cairo, as well as a visit to the village of Harraniya for Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Center. As well as a visit to the Adam Henein Museum, where the group met the creative Egyptian artist Adam Henein. The visit included a review of a number of worksites and projects of Tarek Waly Center in the rehabilitation of the works of architect Hassan Fathy in the two projects of rehabilitating the khan building in the village of New Gourna and the rehabilitation of the Stopplaere rest-house in Luxor. In addition to the development projects of heritage sites conservation, including the Tutankhamun replica on the West Bank of Luxor, and the heritage management project of the Pyramids Plateau in Giza. The activities concluded with a visit to the headquarters of the Tarek Waly Center in Cairo, during which the two teams exchanged the most prominent theoretical and applied activities and projects, followed by an open dialogue and discussion on the ideas and aspirations of the two teams and aspects of joint cooperation between them in the areas of identification and preservation of architectural heritage in Egypt and Palestine.