The “Blue Mosque” of Cairo Restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Inauguration of the restoration of the “Blue Mosque” in Cairo. Photo: AKTC/Gary Otte Please also see: Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan Cairo, 2 May 2015 – Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) as part of the…

Aga Khan Foundation helps preserve Cairo’s past — Daily News Egypt com

A unique multi-national foundation, concerned with preserving cultural heritage and focusing on renovating the remnants of historic civilizations View of the Citadel from Al-Azhar Park Haddara “snip” The Aga Khan Foundation aims to help develop different areas of society, including cultural and social areas, in underdeveloped countries. The foundation was established in 1967 and since…

Cairo’s Al-Azhar Park – By Idris Tawfiq at The Egyptian Gazette

It is really difficult to say whether it’s better to visit during the day or in the evening. Both have their attractions. In the day, the panoramic views of the surrounding area are truly splendid. Al-Azhar Park In fact, the view of the Citadel from the promenade is perhaps one of the finest views anywhere…

Al-Azhar Park, Created by Aga Khan Trust for Culture is listed as one of the world’s sixty great public spaces by the Project for Public Spaces – Wikipedia article

Al-Azhar Park is a public park located in Cairo, Egypt. Distant view of Mosque of Muhammad Ali at Al-Azhar Park. Among several honors, this park is listed as one of the world’s sixty great public spaces by the Project for Public Spaces (PPS).[1] The park was created by the Historic Cities Support Programme (HCSP) of…

German language article ‘Ein Paradies – auch für die Armen’ at NZZ online on Cairo’s Al-Azhar-Park

  Der Al-Azhar-Park ist Herz und grüne Lunge für Kairos Altstadt ***** Die zentrale Allee des Al-Azhar-Parks und die Zitadelle mit der Mohammed-Ali-Moschee. (Bild: Keystone / EPA) Der Al-Azhar-Park gilt nicht nur als grösste geschlossene innerstädtische Grünfläche im Nahen Osten. Durch seinen Bau und die Unterhaltsarbeitengelang auf vorbildliche Weise dieWiederbelebung eines darniederliegenden Wohnquartiers am Rand von…

The Aga Khan Music Initiative and Al Mawred Al Thaqafy Bring Together Arab and Central Asian Musicians at Sixth Remix Music Workshop in Aswan – AKDN News

Abdallah Abo Zekry from Egypt and Sirojiddin Juraev from Tajikistan, two of the musicians collaborating in the sixth Remix Music Workshop in Aswan, Egypt. Aswan, 18 September 2011 – The Aga Khan Music Initiative and Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Culture Resource) launched the Sixth Remix music workshop and tour under the leadership of Egyptian music director Fathy…

NZZ, newspaper’s German language article on Cairo, the slums, new developments, future visions, AKDN roll in Al-azhar park and the Al-Darb Al-Ahmar project etc…

Die Wüste lebt Kairos Stadtplaner suchen nach Auswegen aus Armut und Überbevölkerung Futuristische Metropole – nach den Vorstellungen des Kairoer Architekturbüros Cube soll im Jahr 2050 eine Prachtsallee zu den Pyramiden führen. (Bild: PD)   Enge, Lärm und Verkehr prägen Ägyptens Hauptstadt seit Jahrzehnten. Die Mehrheit der Bevölkerung lebt mittlerweile in spontan errichteten Siedlungen am Stadtrand….