Old City of Jerusalem Restoration Projects

Adaptive Reuse: 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.

Completion Period: 2015
Suq al-QattaninCommercial

One of the finest and rarest examples of Mamluk bazaars, and including the magnificent Bab al-Qattanin gate from Al Haram Al Sharif, this arcade was once one of the most important in Jerusalem, but had badly deteriorated over the centuries.

Completion Period: 2003

An unused street front space, located at the end of Tariq al-Wad and near Suq al-Qattanin, had been a dark and neglected former stable, probably dating from the early Islamic era, and full of debris. The project adapted the domed, split-level space to accommodate a modern restaurant.

Completion Period: 2003

Located within the Armenian convert in the west side of the Armenian Quarter, this museum occupies a u- shaped two floor building surrounding a large courtyard and garden. This large structure of exceptional architectural and historical value, comprises

Completion Period: 2009

The Islamic museum occupies the southwest corner of al Haram al Sharif compound. It comprises 2 major halls, a wide front courtyard overlooking al Aqsa mosque, and a back court and garden overlooking al Buraq wall, in addition to a number of rooms and sto

Completion Period: 2003

For the past century, the Budairiyya library has been housed in a seven-room complex adjacent to Al Haram Al Sharif that was once a zawiya in the early Islamic period. The library, along with its historical manuscripts, had become badly dilapidated. Resto

Completion Period: 2002

This building of early Islamic architecture had been added to the Templer Hall erected by the Crusaders and was previously used as a women’s mosque attached to Al-Aqsa mosque. In 2000 the OCJRP team carefully restored and adapted this unique historic cros

Completion Period: 1999

Adaptive Reuse: 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.

Completion Period: 2015

The Shihabi family building located in al-Zahra Str. In East Jerusalem was last owned by the late Zuleikha Shihabi who was a renowned Palestinian women’s rights activist. It dates back to 1900-1920.

Completion Period: 2013

Dar al-Aytam al-Islamiya (Industrial & Academic School) The comprehensive restoration of the 600-year-old Mamluk and Ottoman complex was undertaken in six phases beginning in 1999; it was completed in 2004.

Completion Period: 2013
Al Omereh SchoolEducational
Completion Period: 2013

Description:
The school consists mainly of three separated main buildings. Two of them in good condition and the other building are in bad condition.

Completion Period: 2010

The school is located outside the Old City of Jerusalem, specifically in Wadi el-Joz Neighborhood at a distance ofalmost 300m from Herod's Gate. The school is composed of two separate buildings, as well as a number of outdoor separated rooms, outdoor to

Completion Period: 2010

The school is located in the northeast side of the Old City adjacent to the walls near New Gate.The school consists mainly of two main buildings and three small buildings adjacent to the Old City walls in addition to the yards and playgrounds.The project implementation was divided into two main p

Completion Period: 2010

Separated by a wall from the main school building which was renovated in phase one, work on this building involved the complete rehabilitation of the building in addition to upgrading the old dilapidated infrastructure and rehabilitation of all networks.

Completion Period: 2008

Al Huda School was established in 1991 by Al-Aqsa Foundation. The school is located on the first floor and is accessed by a common entrance that also leads to an open court shared by many residences. It consists of four classrooms, secretarial office, a k

Completion Period: 2008
Completion Period: 2016
Completion Period: 2015

Adaptive Reuse: 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.

Completion Period: 2015

Adaptive Reuse: 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.

Completion Period: 2013

The Shihabi family building located in al-Zahra Str. In East Jerusalem was last owned by the late Zuleikha Shihabi who was a renowned Palestinian women’s rights activist. It dates back to 1900-1920. This residence delineates a particular and important per

Completion Period: 2009

Adaptive Reuse: 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.

Completion Period: 2004

With its main facade and arcade inside Al Haram Al Sharif, this beautiful Mamluk Madrassa, established in 1361 AD/762 by Saif Eddin Manjak, is part of the exceptional historic environment surrounding Al Haram Al Sharif. The project included restoration of

Completion Period: 2002

A neglected house in disrepair was purchased by Welfare Association for reuse as OCJRP offices in the Old City. The two-level building was cleaned, and old slabs and plaster removed. Dressed stone was re-pointed and kept exposed.

Completion Period: 2002

Now housing the Awqaf Department of Archeology, the 600-year-old madrassa and ribat required structural consolidation and re-pointing of its walls to correct damage from unprofessional excavation work that had been carried out directly below the building

Completion Period: 2001

Adaptive Reuse: 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.

Completion Period: 1997

Adaptive Reuse: 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.

Completion Period: 1997

Adaptive Reuse: 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.

Completion Period: 0

The restoration and adaptive reuse of “African Community Society” building was completed at the end of 2013.The building is used by the African community since 1996, where the club organizes cultural and social activities to serve the Old City residents. The building is located in the Eastern par

Completion Period: 2015

Adaptive Reuse: 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.

Completion Period: 2015

The housing renewal component is a major part of OCJRP activities since the programme establishment, consisting around 70% of its projects.

Completion Period: 2014

The Arab Catholic Scout Group was established in 1928 to provide services for the youth in the Old City of Jerusalem, mainly scouting activities. The building consists of three stories, in which 2 stories were restored and part of the ground floor.

Completion Period: 2013

The Arab Catholic Scout Group is the oldest community centre established in 1928 to provide services for the youth in the Old City of Jerusalem, mainly scouting activities.

Completion Period: 2013

The four- dunum space is located at the north eastern edge of the Old City of Jerusalem, surrounded by the famous Old City Ottoman walls. It is the largest open space offering the Palestinian population a much- needed amenity for sport, recreation and soc

Completion Period: 2011

The building is located in the heart of the densely populated and sensitive Silwan neighborhood south the old city of Jerusalem. It consists mainly of two separated buildings connected with outdoor stairs and yards, in addition to a separate hall used f

Completion Period: 2011

The Jerusalem Hilal Club is located in the heart of the city of Jerusalem a few meters away from the walls of the City and near the Palestinian Museum. There is no accurate information about the building’s historical period, but it seems that it was built

Completion Period: 2010

Syrian orthodox club was established in 1922; and was attached to the Syrian school in the Al-Qatmon in West Jerusalem and its activities were extended to the year 1948, where the club activates were stopped as a result of Israeli-Arab war.

Completion Period: 2010

The building is located in al-Sa’deyya neighbourhood in the Old City of Jerusalem, located in a traditionally designed house consisting of two floors surrounding a small open courtyard with another adjacent yard on the 2nd floor. The Centre for Social a

Completion Period: 2009