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A tour in the Ministerial District of the New Administrative Capital.. An ancient architectural theme with a modern spirit..

  Writen By Ali Dagher Egypt is witnessing an urban revolution at the level of building and construction that has not been witnessed in Egypt's  modern era- urban history, according to the magnitude of works and constructions, and one of the most prominent features of the urban revolution is the New Administrative Capital, where the Ministerial District, which  includes the cabinet building and 34 ministerial buildings, along with a number of other buildings, such as the administrative control, the Passports Authority and others, is considered the icon of that modern city. The implementation rate for all buildings has reached 90%, currently, the internal and external finishes for buildings and offices  are about to be completed, in addition to the landscape works for the internal squares and the “People’s Square” in the middle of the ministries’ buildings, and the green spaces in preparation for transferring of about 50 thousands ministries’ employees, who will be transferred in stages. Engineer Wael Rajabi, director of the ministries district project and supervisor of 4 buildings that are being implemented inside the government’s district by Al-Rowad Construction Company, says that the construction works for the buildings have been completed and the external facades of the buildings, which consist of marble and glass, are now being completed. He added that the company is responsible for imp...

2020-11-01 09:52:37

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The Museum of Modern Egyptian Art opens its doors to the public after its development

Minister of Culture: The necessity of maximizing the use of museums in consolidating the principles of patriotism Dr Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture inaugurated the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art after redeveloping and renewing its displaying system.The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dr. Khaled Sorour, head of the Fine Arts Sector, Dr. Hisham Azmy, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Culture, Dr. Magdy Saber, head of the Egyptian Opera House, Dr. Soad shawky, head of the Foreign cultural relations sector and an array of artists and media professionals. Abdel Dayem said that the reopening of the Museum of Egyptian Modern Art- one of the most important museums in the Arab world after renewing its displaying system- comes out of our belief in the importance and value of arts and their positive impact on building the Egyptian personality. She indicated that the display system includes presenting a panoramic picture of the creative works since the beginning of the twentieth century. On his part, Dr. Sorour said that the reopening of the museum represents an inspiring message of enlightenment confirming Egypt’s civilizational leadership.Thus; this museum adds new glory to the records of Egyptian plastic art. Sorour noted that the museum includes presenting the works of artists from 1887 to 1975, in addition to the works of contemporary artists. He explained that the museum has been closed since 2010 and was partially opened in 2014 and then clo...

2020-12-06 08:25:26

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Aten Museum in Minya, the Pharaonic spirit in modern architecture

Location : Minya Owner : culture ministry   It houses 10,000 artifacts and contains 14 museum exhibition halls The Aten Museum is one of the mega-national projects taking place in Minya Governorate. That long-awaited for dream which is located in the eastern Nile region, is one of the most important projects that have been completed currently after being stopped for many years with Egyptian arms. The Akhenaten Museum consists of 14 museum display halls. The number of artifacts scheduled to be displayed upon opening may reach 10,000 artifacts. The main hall will include the history of Minya through different eras, while the rest of the halls contain artifacts that recount the history and art of Aten period, in addition to a theater, a cinema, a conference hall that can accommodate about 800 people, an archaeological library, 19 bazaars, 5 artificial lakes overlooking the Nile, and a number of cafeterias, in addition to an administrative building with a center for staff training and another to revive heritage industries and crafts. The museum grounds, which overlook the Nile, take up 25 feddans. The building is made up of five floors and features 14 exhibition halls, a large conference hall, and a school of museum and restoration studies. There is an open air theatre displaying a collection of ancient Egyptian replicas. The Aten Museum would put Minya back on the world tourism map, and it would contribute significantly to raising the cu...

2020-12-08 10:49:00

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Future cities in Egypt ... "New Rafah"

Construction continues in the new city of Rafah, the first Egyptian city on the eastern borders of Egypt. Eng. Mohamed Radwan, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Housing, confirmed that the implementation of 43 new residential buildings from phase I has begun, bringing the total number of buildings to 84 (a ground floor + three floors) with a total of 1344 housing units, each of which has an area of 120 square meters, in addition to the construction of 7 service buildings and nurseries. He said that work is underway to extend the water and sanitary drainage networks at the public site in conjunction with coordination for the external utilities of the city as a whole, explaining that the implementation rate for 41 buildings is 95%, and added that the concrete works for 43 new buildings, and finishing works for the service buildings are underway. He stated that the feeding and sanitation works are underway for the general site of 41 buildings, and the main water line has been connected to feed the project. Coordination is also underway to implement the sewage treatment plant for the city. The city is located on an area of 536 acres on the Rafah-El-Arish international motor way at Al-Wefaq area. He clarified that the future will witness the construction of 626 modern buildings in the city, each building consisting of 4 floors each floor has four apartments, and the area of each apartment is 120 square meters, bringing the total number of units to 10016 housing units,...

2020-12-06 08:29:24

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Minister of Tourism visits the Museum of Egypt’s Capitals in the New Administrative Capital

location: new capital owner : culture ministery Dr. Khaled El-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Major General Mohamed Amin, Adviser to the President of the Republic for Financial Affairs, inspected the Museum of Egypt's Capitals in the New Administrative Capital, to follow up on the latest developments in its work. Dr. Khaled El-Anani stressed the need to adhere to the schedule set in advance for the completion of the works in preparation for the imminent opening of the museum. The museum received a number of artifacts in the past few days; among them are two carpets, one of them made of wool, with a written text in the Persian language that reads: “Svazarh Kashan” and in the center is a red and paige mosque. As for the second carpet, it has floral and geometric motifs in navy and orange colors, bordered on the sides by two bands, and the square of the carpet has a serrated camel in the center, from which floral and geometric shapes emerge. In addition to ceramic pieces that simulate the patterns of daily life from the decorations and motifs of the ancient Egyptian, and a bronze bust of Khedive Ismail, which enriches the section dedicated to displaying Islamic and Khedivial Cairo and daily life in this era. It is worth noting that the Museum of Egypt’s Capitals narrates the history of the Egyptian capitals through different ages, as it consists of a main hall in which the relics of a number of ancient and modern Eg...

2020-12-10 14:53:32

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Toubia Palace.. The last of the feudal palaces in Upper Egypt

Near the railroad crossings and at the façade of the local unit of Qus Center, in Qena governorate, you will find an architectural masterpiece that is steadfast in the face of time, built in the European architectural style in the city that was called the country of science and scholars, so in 1904 the palace was built and it was owned by Toubia Boktor at the time, was built based on the the Italian architectural system in the era of the modern European renaissance, and the building remained to this day, attracts the attention of those who frequently visit the city from other centers and villages, each wondering inside about the secrets of this palace and its story and wants to reveal more about the story of its owner. Toubia Boktor Palace is a unique architectural building in the city, its features tell the details of its history. Its steadfastness records a new story that tells the grandchildren the building is still present and its evidence remains, to write a history recorded in the records of heritage buildings in the governorate as is the case in El-Khawaja Jabra Palace the city of Naqada and the palaces of Bandar Qena such as Makram Obeid Palace and others architectural historical artifacts.   Despite modernity, urbanization and the occupation of old buildings, Toubia Palace remains untouched by anyone after it has been vacant for years for restoration work, as the palace used to occupy a joint secondary school for the boys of Qus, and then a p...

2020-12-11 06:13:24

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Prince Palace was built on the banks of the Nile with a combination of European and Islamic style

Located on the banks of the Nile in the center of Nag Hammadi, Prince Youssef Kamal Palace is an architectural masterpiece and an archaeological landmark between a blend of European and Islamic style. Since the beginning of the year, restoration and development work started in the palace. Decorations The palace was founded by Prince Yusuf Kamal bin Amir Ahmed Kamal, a member of the Alawite family that ruled Egypt from 1805- 1952 and was registered as an Islamic monument by the Prime Minister's Decree No. 65 of 1988. Qena Governorate. Prince Youssef Kamal Palace was established in 1908, under the supervision of architect Antonio Lashiak, one of the most famous architects who came to Egypt at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century . The palace of Prince Youssef Kamal Nagaa Hammadi, consists of 9 unique architectural units, erected on an area of ​​10 acres, but decreased with the passage of days, where parts of the palace were cut off to government agencies and service interests. The architectural units of the palace include "Salamlek Palace, the palace, the dining hall, the kitchen, the courtyard, the shrine of Sheikh Omran, the minaret, the lesson hall, the way". South facade At the top of the facade is the palace of Salamlek, which is an artistic panorama of archaeological collections and paintings of various eras. Muharraq, "and the north side of the entrance lobby corridor opens from the west. Th...

2020-12-31 12:55:46

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Arch. Hisham El Sergany: Commercial Director of EGYBEL We started with the slogan "No Way to Compare", and thanks to our unmatched quality, we undertook some of the largest Egyptian projects

Arch. Hisham El Sergany, Commercial Director of EGYBEL: We started with the slogan "No Way to Compare", and thanks to our unmatched quality, we undertook some of the largest Egyptian projects. Fortunately, the current projects are concerned with quality as a prerequisite for implementation. interview : Ali Dagher The urban system is, without a doubt, built on the unbreakable partnership between the architectural industries and their building materials. The superior and diverse production of the materials involved in the construction industry is a vital tool to truly showing architectural and engineering creativity. In addition to this, the architectural industries, in general, are the main driver for most economic activities, thanks to the investments accompanying them as well as the size of the manpower and job opportunities they provide. The industry of aluminum facades for buildings is one of the most important industries of modern building materials. So, modern architectural trends and aesthetic appearance of buildings cannot be completed without the use of aluminum and glass facade systems, in addition to all door and window systems. This industry has grown and developed significantly, thanks to a group of investors who lead the evolution of construction in Egypt. EGYBEL comes on top of these companies with a relatively early start, as its production began in 1989 and has since developed significantly and occupied an advanced position among t...

2021-05-05 14:41:20

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