Ph.D. candidate Ahmed Abdelazim has concluded a research project sponsored by UNESCO and the American University in Cairo architectural archives. Ahmed examined all the available documents, drawings, photographs, audio tapes, notes, and papers at the AUC archives related to the Gourna experimental village project. The project, which started in 1945, is regarded as one of the most unique housing experiments in the MENA region, by the Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy. Ahmed submitted his findings in a report that will be published by UNESCO.
Ahmed’s research is funded by a fellowship from the Gerda Henkel foundation.