Museum of Arabic Calligraphy, Alexandria, Egypt
A modest Classicist-style office building within the premises of the Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts has been re-designed and adapted to house a new Museum of Arabic Calligraphy. The adaptation introduced a new glass curtain wall that combines Islamic motifs with modern design, and screens off the unchanged original facade.
The design, implemented in 2010, included the scenario for a new exhibition displayed in interiors adapted for the purpose.
Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Fine Arts Sector.
2009 – 2010. Opened to the public in August 2015
Location: Muharram Bey area, Alexandria.
Principal Designer: Agnieszka Dobrowolska
Technical Team: Jan Dobrowolski, Muhammad al-Shami