Campaign to renovate Hassan Fathy Village in Luxor

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 07:37 GMT

Hassan Fathy Village – Five Photos Website

Hassan Fathy Village – Five Photos Website

CAIRO – 16 November 2017: UNESCO, the American University in Cairo and Luxor’s governor teamed up together to bring Hassan Fathy Village in Luxor to life again after years of destruction from erosion.

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Road in Hassan Fathy Village – Five Photos Website

The three authorities have launched this initiative to rescue the village and make it suitable for human life. This comes as a part of greater development project to rebuild and renovate underrated historical places in Egypt.

“All buildings surrounding this village will be decorated in the village’s style to be more attractive and comfortable,” Luxor’s governor said to the press.

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Mosque in Hassan Fathy Village - Five Photos Website

The village will be constructed through three phases. The first phase includes renovation of the Al-Khan building and the mosque, the second is to develop the Hassan Fathy home and theater, and the last phase encompasses rebuilding all homes situated in the village, according to the governor’s statement.

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Renovation work of Hassan Fathy Village – Five Photos Website

Hassan Fathy village is located on the Nile’s west bank in Luxor. It dates back to engineer Hassan Fathy, who was born on March 23, 1900. He was the first Egyptian member to serve on the teaching staff of the Faculty of Fine Arts, and he also worked as an engineering expert at the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA). His influence in engineering and architecture stretches all over the world, as he constructed many buildings in Athens, Greece.

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