Research, Press & Media

The historic built environment never seizes to be the inspiration for our research activities. With a special interest in the city of Alexandria we have a passion for tracing and identifying the hidden and forgotten urban and architectural layers around. We publish these findings and help raise the cultural awareness.



1. Egyptian correspondence to the Arab Center for Architecture in Beirut, since 2014

We helped collect archival material from within Egypt for the Arab Center for Architecture in Beirut to be displayed on their online database and to be included under the Egyptian section in their publication for the Kingdom of Bahrain's pavilion at the 2014 Venice architectural Biennale.
Arab Center for Architecture

Arab Center for Architecture

2. El Tabbakh, M., 2009, The Marriage Between A Listed Building And A Foreign Culture Occupancy – Is It Sustainable?, MSc Bartlett Thesis 2009. Available from:


Alexandria's cosmopolitan built heritage,  since 2010

A series of publications on the architectural modern heritage in Alexandria is in progress.

  • El Tabbakh, M., 2017 Italian Architectural and Artistic Heritage in Egypt , ISBN 987-8864337685 Available from: AnpieMed

  • El Tabbakh, M. , 2015 Alexandria Sporting Club 1930s Horse Racing Stands. Available from: The Cairobserver

  • El Tabbakh, M. , 2014 The World We Never Knew. Cahier no. 74 L’AAHA. Available from:

  • El Tabbakh, M., 2013, Regenerating The Historic Built Environment – A Tool For Sustainable Development. Al Rawi Egypt’s Heritage Review, Issue 6, Cairo August 2014.

    Al Rawi Egypt’s Heritage Review

  • El Tabbakh, M., 2011, Redefining Heritage. The Cairobserver. Available from: The Cairobserver

    Accessed: 28.06.2013.