This project was conceived to preserve the cultural identity of Nubians living in Luxor who were displaced following the construction of the Aswan High Dam. It is located on the tourist trail and consists of workshops, a model village, theatre and restaurant. The concrete-framed buildings are plastered and painted traditionally while domed roofs and open courtyards further express the vernacular. Roof lights and small windows moderate the climate while providing adequate daylight. The main building houses craft workshops and a gallery, providing work, training and support to women in particular. The result is a centre that educates both tourists and local women.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.