Abdeen Palace

This historic palace in the heart of Cairo, Egypt, was erected at the behest of Khedive Ismail in 1863 on a 10-hectare area by Egyptian, Italian, French and Turkish architects. In 1872 the lush and luxurious palace - named after Abdeen Bay, an army commander under Muhammad Ali Pasha - became the seat of the government until 1952. In recent decades the palace suffered from corrosion of the bearing walls, groundwater flooding, uneven ground settlement, water leakage and corrosion of wooden floors. ACE was responsible of the complete structural design and construction supervision of the repair works.