Who Are We
Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment S.A.E. (“Al Ismaelia”) is a real estate development company based in Cairo, Egypt, focusing on acquiring and renovating prime real estate in Downtown Cairo with the aim of revitalizing the historic neighborhood and celebrating its unique, organic urban framework.Read More
History of Downtown
For a city with such a long history, many are surprised to learn that Downtown Cairo is less than 200 years old. Until the mid 1800's, the undisputed heart of Egypt's capital city was predominantly swamp land.Read More
Al Ismaelia developed the company’s Urban Planning Project to outline their vision for Downtown Cairo; a vision that not only considers the company’s interests, but the interests of all the neighborhood’s players whom encompass every segment of Cairo’s rich urban fabric.Read More
Work WE DO
World Agriculture Museum
Date: 13th December 2010 – 25th January 2011
Address: 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street (Al Ismaelia Owned Property)
Inspired by the aesthetics of the Agriculture Museum of Cairo, Spanish artist Asunción Molinos presented her installation work; an old cabinet of wonders, to raise curiosity around the contemporary process of food production and its cultural impact.
Asunción Molinos employed photography, video, installation and other media to explore cultural practices within the rural sphere. Her work has been shown widely in Spain. In 2006 she received a Masters degree in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice. She is currently based in Cairo, Egypt, taking an artist residency at the Townhouse Gallery since February, 2010.