Tucked away at 20 Adly Street, Kodak building is a landmark work of Neo-Classical architecture designed in 1928 by the French archaeologist, architect and historian André Godard. Kodak’s sevenstory building boasts two main entrances, marked as A and B.
In 1912, George Eastman; the inventor of Kodak chose Kodak building to be home to the first Kodak branch in Egypt and the Middle East.
Kodak passageway is a linear space that connects Adly Street to Abdel Khalek Tharwat. In 2015, the passageway has been renovated based on a design workshop organized by CLUSTER, in collaboration with the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI), and the Centre for Culture and Development (CKU). The workshop aimed at promoting a more accessible and inclusive public space, resulting in transforming Kodak’s passageway into a pedestrian park.
Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment acquired Kodak building in 2008 and is using the 3rd and 4th floor as the company’s main headquarters.