Goethe Institut’s new premises

16-10-2016 01:19 AM

Mary Fikry







Throughout 36 hours that began at noon on 13 October and extended till midnight 14 October, the Goethe Institut in Cairo celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in the Giza district of Doqqi.

The new premises, designed by the German firm Worschech Architects boast a unique architecture that mingles modern German style with Arabesque. The U-shaped three-storey building embraces a garden with a well-kept lawn and palms. One wing of the building is an old villa meticulously renovated. The building features a library, conference hall, and lecture rooms, all state-of-the-art equipped.

Goethe Institut has acted as the German cultural centre in Egypt since it opened in 1958. The celebration of its new building included literary recitals, music and dance performances, photo displays, and film screenings, as well as the opportunity to relax and meditate in the idyllic garden.


Watani International

16 October 2016



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