Project ID 402EGY4003.3

New Gourna is located in Luxor on the West Bank within the WH site of Ancient Thebes. Designed and built in 1946-52 by the famous Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy (1900-1989) to relocate the community of Old Gourna who had lived above the tombs in the ancient cemetery. The main characteristics of New Gourna Village is its reinterpretation of a traditional urban and architectural setting, the use of local materials and techniques, as well as its extraordinary sensitivity to climatic problems. The project aims at the rehabilitation the five main public buildings: Khan, Mosque/H. Fathy's house/market/theater and to valorize its relevance to contemporary sustainable architecture.

  • On-going

USD 931,674

Total Project Budget

USD 907,431

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Culture
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CLT1 - Member States capacities strengthened to identify, protect and manage tangible heritage
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Youth | 20%
  • Priority Africa | 100%