Another Winner

01st May 2012
In: News
My photo won in Heliopolis Heritage Competition organized by Heliopolis Municipality in spring 2012.

Heliopolis is an upscale district in Cairo, Egypt. The city was established in 1905 by the Heliopolis Oasis Company, headed by the Belgian industrialist Édouard Louis Joseph, Baron Empain, as well as Boghos Nubar, son of the Egyptian Prime Minister Nubar Pasha.

Amidst the unrest following 25th Jan Revolution, Heliopolis heritage enthusiasts as well as architects were shocked to find real estate companies, contractors and tycoons breaking laws concerned with preserving ancient buildings. Most of these buildings were and are being bulldozed to the ground making space for gigantic and lifeless buildings lacking both originality and identity. Goodbye to history, goodbye to the golden era!

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