An Egyptian-Greek Architectural Collaboration!

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An Egyptian-Greek Architectural Collaboration!

MSA University initiated an architectural project for 10 consecutive days in Port Said city with Thessaly University of Greece and Port Said University from the 21st to the 30th of September 2011. This collaboration was in efforts to create a productive educational link between Egypt and Greece and it targeted understanding the crucial issues faced by the city of Port Said, which is basically the dilemma of the contemporary urban design practice.

The workshop included 6 instructors from the three different universities and each worked with a group of 14 students from every party, in an attempt to come up with intelligent strategic design solutions that is based on the principles of conservation and heritage preservation. Moreover, intensive series of seminars and lectures were conducted by valuable architects working in the field of heritage conservation, as well as the valuable experience of Alliance Francaise with the National hotel rehabilitation.

It is easy to say that this collaboration combined both excitement and learning, and the students of MSA University were thrilled to be part of it.