Environmental's Design Role in the Reviving and Preserving of Architectural Heritage

May A. Malek Ali
Amira A. Kotb
Ahmed Elsherif
Rana Hisham
Mohamed Osama


The catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa (meaning Mound of Shards) is a historical archaeological site located in Alexandria, Egypt and is well-considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. This paper is based on a case study, tries to highlight the concept of integrating environmental interior and graphical design methodologies in preserving the architectural heritage and emphasizing the role of design, advertising and media in attracting tourists, and how environmental design methodologies can help increase the public awareness to preserve the cultural identity through renovation and revival of the historical sites and conserving them. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.