Conservation Techniques of Architectural Heritage and Private Property Legal Rights – Case Study Alexandria, Egypt


Conservation projects of architectural heritage primarily aim at preserving the cultural character and protecting the historical and value buildings through a set of techniques and concepts to deal with valuable urban heritage. These concepts and techniques are sometimes a major obstacle to community development. The study focuses mainly on the conflict between conservation techniques and concept of private property legal rights. Thus, for a better understanding to the debate over conservation versus development in terms of ownership and private property legal rights, the study will review the classification of different techniques, while applying them at the level of architecture, urban and society. Hence, these have been classified into three basic levels: building, urban and community, whereby policies for each type will be reviewed. These arguments will be discussed within the Alexandrian experience in architectural heritage listing and management. Moreover, the study also aims at reviewing evaluation criteria of historical and value buildings, clarifying the attempts to conserve the architectural heritage in Alexandria. The study also aims at proposing some future measure to address the conflict of interests between conservation on one hand and private property ownership legal rights on the other. In addition to present some recommendations for preserving the unique architectural style of the Mediterranean Sea that distinguishes the city of Alexandria, and adhering to the remains of this heritage, while taking into consideration meeting the legal rights of private property, which can contribute to the conservation techniques of architectural heritage for Alexandria.


Khaled Ahmed El-Sayed El-Daghar

Journal/Conference Information

Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 3rd edition - Regeneration & Management,Conference Type: International, ISBN: N/A, Organized By: IEREK, Springer & SSRN Social Science Research Network, Proceeding Format: Print editions, Conference Date: 02/20/2019,