Wikalet Al-Ghoury

This structure, unique to Cairene architecture, is called a rab‘-wikala. Built in 1504-05 by the Mamluk sultan Al-Ghouri, the top three floors were organised into apartment-like triplexes (rab‘), while the bottom two floors were storage rooms for merchants (the wikala). The rab‘-wikala is a very prominent structure in Historic Cairo, attracting hundreds of visitors each year, so the conservation and restoration work that was needed required a company with experience working in the district in similar conditions, and ACE was eminently qualified. ACE’s work on the project was completed between November 1999 and July 2000. This encompassed:
 
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