Top 10 Middle East Environmental Stories From 2010 (SLIDESHOW)

hassan fathy

Although Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy died in 1989, this year we celebrated the legacy of 160 building projects ranging from small projects to large-scale communities complete with mosques and schools that he left behind.  His impact can still be felt from Egypt to Greece and even New Mexico, where in 1981 he designed the Dar Ar-Salam community.  Fathy received several awards for his work, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1980, and founded The International Institute for Appropriate Technology in 1977. An advocate for the poor and for local building materials, we believe the he is the Middle East’s father of sustainable development.

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