MASTERPLAN ALONG THE RIVER NILE
As a result of President
Sadat’s positive response to the Doultons' Egyptian Continuum concept for
anchoring the government plans for building a new city surrounding the Giza Plateau, the Doultons were commissioned to develop
a series of historically themed tourist destinations depicting various epochs of Egypt’s long and varied history.
By government decree officials they were allowed to designate any government owned real estate as a project
site. A total of seven sites were selected from the Nile Delta in Alexandria
to the uppermost cataract in Aswan.
In keeping with president Sadat’s wish to present Egypt’s culture as a living history, rather than as remnants from the past, each site was to take a specific moment in time, recreating it as it would have been at its fulcrum, in
all its glory rather than in the derelict form it had become.