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: 2008

The building was probably built in the Ottoman period mainly as a private residential complex. The Islamic Awqaf rented the building from a Jerusalem family 12 years ago for use as a school. The restoration work included: re-plastering the deteriorated wa

Completion Period: 2007

The building is located on Tariq Bab al-Silsileh, and dates from the Mamluk period. The school itself consists of four floors, of which the top floor is occupied by a family that shares the street entrance with the school. The school, which serves about 1

Completion Period: 2007

The kindergarten was established by al-Aqsa Charitable Society and is located in an Ottoman period historic building at Aqabet al Tikkiyya. The kindergarten consists of two floors: the ground floor has three classrooms and the administration office while

Completion Period: 2006

This Ottoman building, located in Haret Al-Sa’diyya, is used as a girls' preliminary school. Restoration involved complete rehabilitation of the classrooms, courtyards, and roofs. Exterior façades were re-pointed and interior walls were re-plastered, using traditional material.

Completion Period: 2001

The project is part of a late Ottoman building located in Bab Hutta used originally as a flour mill and stables for animals.

Completion Period: 1999
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The “third jewel” in al-Haram al-Sharif, this Mamluk structure underwent a first phase of restoration in 2001 to house the rare manuscript library at al-Aqsa.
A Fund in Trust agreement was signed with UNESCO to train the staff and purchase the specialize

Completion Period: 2000

The entrance for the Mamluk Khan Tankaz is midway in Suq al-Qattanin. The Mamluk complex once provided accommodation for pilgrims and visitors to the Old City. In 2004 the complex-wide courtyard and the attached rooms on both the ground and the first fl

Completion Period: 1997
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The “Janho” historic building is over 650 years old located near Jaffa Gate northwest the Old City. Originally built as residence for the Khalidi family, the building was sold to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate about a century ago. The building was abando

Completion Period: 2008

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: 2008

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: 2008
Completion Period: 2007

Located in the centre of the Old City, the buildings in this exceptional complex date from the Ottoman period. Originally built as a residence and used as a school during Jordanian rule, the Arab Blind Association rented the complex in 1954 to serve the blind in Jerusalem.

Completion Period: 2007

The Centre was established 80 years ago by an American resident, Bertha Spafford Vester, as a charitable institution to improve the health of Jerusalem’s children. The Centre occupies a complex of attached buildings inside a northern section of the walled

Completion Period: 2007

Located in a two-storey building facing Al-Buraq plaza, the property was abandoned for many years until the Awqaf administration began utilizing it as a Counseling and Guidance Center. The restoration project included restoration of the historic parts of

Completion Period: 2005

The Palestinian Counseling Centre is housed in a rented Ottoman period historic house in the Old City of Jerusalem to provide social services for the community. The three-level building was adapted for its new use. Walls and floors were cleaned, and old s

Completion Period: 2004

This historic structure, possibly used as a Crusader church, tannery and carpentry at one time, had been closed and abandoned for decades. It required major restoration and heavy structural consolidation as it suffered from humidity and physical deteriora

Completion Period: 2002

The Club is situated in a building owned by St. Antony’s Monastery in the Old City of Jerusalem, next to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher; this location makes it an invaluable part of the urban structure of Jerusalem. The club will be used for sports, cul

Completion Period: 1996