Mohamed Sameh Amr, Egypt's ambassador to UNESCO, said the organization is dispatching a team of experts to restore and maintain the New Qurna village, which was built by renowned architect Hassan Fathy in Luxor.
The village has a unique heritage value and reflects the grandeur of Hassan Fathy’s architecture, which is taught in many universities abroad.
It offers a global model as to how to build housing that commensurates with the surrounding environmental conditions and gives solutions to housing problems for low-income social classes.
Amr said part of the project will be financed by UNESCO’s Nuba Fund.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm