Heritage Days of Alexandria
For the first time, the “Alexandria Project” will cooperate with the Centre d’Etudes Alexandrines (CEAlex) and its Alexandrian partners to organize “Heritage Days of Alexandria”, which will take place during 7–14 November 2014. This initiative, which was started by the center four years ago, is inspired by the days of European heritage, which was a huge success in Europe. The initiative seeks to introduce the public to the history of Alexandria. This year’s round will be held under the theme of “The Hundredth Anniversary of WWI”, and it will give the public an opportunity to participate in a series of various events, such as conferences, festivals, exhibitions, film screenings, and historical site visits.
The Hassan Fathi Award for Architecture 2014
Launched by the BA, in collaboration with the Architecture Committee of the Supreme Council of Culture, the Hassan Fathy Architectural Award aims to promote contemporary Egyptian architecture, spread cultural awareness of architecture and its importance in society, and encourage and honor Egyptian architects. This year’s award will address the following topics: urban spaces and landscapes, and private and public educational buildings for universities, faculties, institutes and schools. In addition to this there will be a special award for photography of modern architecture in Egypt. The winner will be awarded a medal that bears the name of the Hassan Fathy Architectural Award, as well as a certificate of merit in a ceremony including a seminar about landscaping.