مسجد عمر بن خطاب
The aim of conservation should be the daily utilization of historic buildings since this integrates the structures into the community and is one of the best methods to protect it against physical damage. Some creative solutions have been found for adaptive reuse of neglected buildings by restoring the structure to use through providing modern facilities while protecting the historic and architectural features.
• an abandoned house was converted into the Old City headquarters for the OCJRP office
• an abandoned ancient stable was transformed into a unique restaurant
• a public khan was adapted for use as al-Quds University Studies center
• an historic building with Byzantine origins was adapted into al-Quds Community