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 5th floor as the company’s main headquarters. We also launched in Kodak basement Egypt’s first themed food marketplace; a dynamic hangout of the belle époque era introducing a mix of food, music and art - all under one roof.