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Architects strive to bring back Cairo's days of former glory | Africanews - 11 months ago, 22 Maý 23:21

Michael Ike Dibie ...

An Egyptian real-estate investment firm has renovated a 122-year-old building in downtown Cairo making it the first environmentally friendly structure in the historic district.

Ismaelia real estate has been renovating downtown Cairo’s old, decaying buildings for almost 10 years, in an attempt to restore the district’s former glory.

Chief Executive Officer of Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment, Mohamed El Taher said the building’s original materials leaned a hand to the environmentally friendly upgrades, the company installed.

An opportunity presented itself because the buildings in downtown already have an architectural character different from modern buildings.

“An opportunity presented itself because the buildings in downtown already have an architectural character different from modern buildings, such as the use of natural stone and natural woods. We also wanted to raise their efficiency by using VRF (variable refrigerant flow) air conditioners which are environmentally friendly “

As Egypt’s government pushes ahead with plans to move many of ...
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