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
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
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
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. The original flooring in the first level and the geometric design floor tiles and “carpet” toned tiles on the second floor were restored. The roof was treated, and wood doors and windows were installed.
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