Fathi (1900-1989) established the village in the middle of the twentieth century in a unique style, with natural components from the surrounding environment, to accommodate the displaced from the archaeological cemetery areas on the western mainland, but over the years it has been neglected and damaged by some erroneous restoration works.
The first phase of the project to restore and upgrade the village buildings included the Khan area, which includes a number of traditional workshops, the mosque, the Palace of Culture, and the theater, and lasted about 24 months.
The second phase of the project will include the renovation of a residence Hassan FathyAnd the vertical house, rehabilitation of the public square and raising the efficiency of roads.
The head of the Urban Coordination Organisation said: Egypt Muhammad Abu Saada: “Today, we are completing part of the history of architecture, whose owner is a great sign in traditional architecture.”
UNESCO provided the necessary funding for the restoration work and to raise the efficiency of the village, while the implementation was undertaken by an Egyptian company specialized in restoring environmental buildings.
In conjunction with the completion of the first phase of the project, the Egyptian Ministry of Culture held the opening ceremony of the eleventh session of the National Festival of Hatchery at the village theater.
The Acting Director of UNESCO in Cairo, Bishr Imam, considered that the opening of the first phase of the village restoration project coincided with the launch of a festival tahteeb It embodies the “interpenetration of tangible and intangible heritage”.
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