Exhibitions: Hassan Fathy: The Man and His Legacy

The Hassan Fathy seminar and the Hassan Fathy: The Man and His Legacy exhibition were amongst the many events marking the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Fifth Anniversary celebrations in October 2007. The speakers at the seminar, including ex-students of Fathy’s, spoke of how the great Egyptian architect had left an indelible mark on them and on modern trends in architecture. One recurring theme was how the great master not only influenced them through his work, but also inspired them by his personality. The exhibition, which ran from 23 October – 20 November 2007, included photographs on many of Fathy’s works, from major projects such as New Gorma, to individual villas commissioned by private individuals.