sábado, 21 de fevereiro de 2009

Heritage of Hassan Fathy

Mostramos agora informação sobre a vila egípcia New Gourna, construída segundo técnicas de construção com terra crua - projectada pelo arquitecto Hassan Fathy - presentemente ameaçada por falta de manutenção e a construção de novas edificações sem respeito pelo património e as técnicas com terra aplicadas.

A International Association for the protection and conservation of the heritage of Hassan Fathy de que já falámos aqui tem procurado desde a sua criação aumentar a sensibilização da opinião pública para a importância da obra do Arquitecto egípcio, criando uma plataforma de intercâmbio entre as instituições envolvidas (públicas e privadas) e Universidades, promovendo a protecção, conservação e salvaguarda deste património fantástico.

Aqui fica a mensagem da associação:

"Dear all,
Following the international expertise mission organized by the Association in New Gourna from 22 to 27 January 2009 an article entitled "Disaster in New Gourna" was published in the Magazine Akher Saa. You can view this article in the "News" page of our blog
www.fathyheritage.com
The participants of the mission (International and Egyptian experts) observed a number of preoccupying problems in the village but were particularly alarmed by the construction of two administrative buildings which has begun two months ago just behind the Theatre. Egyptian authorities have been alerted and urged to implement conservatory measures.
An international Symposium organized by the Association will be held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria, Egypt) on 30-31 May 2009. The Symposium will bring together Egyptian and international experts to discuss the future of the village of New Gourna and define the different possible scenarios for a sustainable conservation and restoration program.
Prior to the symposium, the issue of New Gourna will also be presented by Dr Leïla el-Wakil, President of the Association, during the first Mediterranean Conference on Earth architecture, Mediterra 2009, held in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) on 13-16 March 2009.
The Association thanks you once again for supporting and encouraging its endeavours
The founder members:
Leïla el-Wakil, President Rachida Teymour, Vice-President Nadia Radwan, Secretary

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