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City of the future: Cairo's five centuries of rubbish is now a park, thanks to the Aga Khan - CITY OF THE FUTURE - 2004-05-07

Al-Azhar Park in Cairo, Egypt
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www.theartnewspaper.com/news/article.asp?idart=11648

This vast landscaping and urban renewal project has also uncovered Saladin's walls. An enormous rubbish heap in the centre of Cairo, has been turned into a park thanks to the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim, and it is to be inaugurated this month. He is well known for his interest in the architecture of Islam, and this is an exceptionally ambitious project by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) that has involved also restoring parts of the ancient city walls, the Darb al-Ahmar area in a socially responsible way.

Aga Khan Trust transforms vast Cairo dump - AGA KHAN TRUST TRANSFORMS VAST CAIRO DUMP - 2004-06-02

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The Aga Khan Trust for Culture has transformed an enormous rubbish heap in the medieval center of Cairo into an oasis, called Al-Azhar Park.
The trust set by Aga Khan IV, leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim sect, is world renowned for its architectural projects. The Al-Azhar Park reclamation includes restoration of part of the ancient city walls and the impoverished Darab al-Ahmar area of the city. The park site had been the main rubbish heap of Cairo since late Mamluk times, some 500 years ago.

AGA KHAN AND MADAME MUBARAK INAUGURATE CAIRO'S AL-AZHAR PARK - CROWDED CAIRO GETS ITS OWN VISION OF CENTRAL PARK - 2005-03-25

Aga Khan and Madame Mubarak inaugurates Cairo's Al Azhar Park  2005-03-25
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www.akdn.org/news/2005March25.htm

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking with the First Lady of Egypt, Madame Mubarak, during the Al-Azhar Park inauguration ceremonies.The Park as a Catalyst for Social, Economic and Cultural Renewal

THE AGA KHAN WELCOMES HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES TO AL AZHAR PARK - 2006-03-20

His Highness the Aga Khan welcomes HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Al-Azhar Park. The Royals commence a 3

His Highness the Aga Khan welcomes HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Al-Azhar Park. The Royals commence a 3 week tour to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and India.

AGA KHAN CREATES NEW 30-HECTARES PARK IN HISTORIC CAIRO - 2004-03-31

His Highness the Aga Khan visits Cairo's Al-Azhar Park and Darb Al Amr district

The US$ 30 million project was designed as an agent for economic development, and has become a case study for creative solutions to a spectrum of challenges facing historic cities, including ecological rehabilitation. The project includes the excavation and extensive restoration of the 12th Century Ayyubid wall and the rehabilitation of important monuments and landmark buildings in the Historic City. It also encompasses an extensive social development programme, including apprenticeship arrangements, housing rehabilitation, micro-credit and health care facilities.

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Heritage Society Collection
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Al-Azhar Park

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Heritage Society Collection
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Heritage Society Collection
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Heritage Society Collection
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Heritage Society Collection
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Heritage Society Collection
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Heritage Society Collection
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Al-Azhar Park

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2005-03-azhar-img_2472
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Heritage Society Collection
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Al-Azhar Park

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Heritage Society Collection
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Heritage Society Collection
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Al-Azhar Park

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Heritage Society Collection
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Heritage Society Collection
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2005-03-azhar-20050326c
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Heritage Society Collection
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Al-Azhar Park

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2005-03-azhar-img_2466
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Heritage Society Collection
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Al-Azhar Park

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2005-03-azhar-pict0075
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Heritage Society Collection
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Al-Azhar Park


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