2003-2006, Fostat (Old Cairo), Italian Dept Swap & Ministry of Tourism
The New Pottery Village covers an area of 12,000 square meters. It was designed and built from the ground up in collaboration with displaced potters who lost their workshops. Local authorities had demolished the Old Pottery region in 2003, as unsafe pottery ovens produced dangerous pollution. Harmful material, such as hospital waist, was often used as fuel for the crude pottery ovens. The New Pottery Village has 36 production units with studios, exhibiting galleries, market places, and service buildings. Production units use both modern and traditional pottery ovens with no emission.