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. The $3.5 million project, financed by private donations raised during the Sharja festival in 1998, and by grants from the Islamic Development Bank and from Welfare’s own resources. Project implementation was based on the results of extensive technical surveys, a historic analysis study and needs assessment study.
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
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. Some creative solutions have been found for adaptive reuse of neglected buildings by restoring the structure to use through
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
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. Located at the New Gate, the scout group organizes all sorts of activities for its scout members, families and the community at large. It performs wide range of different activities, ranging from scouts activities, spiritual working sessions, sports (the club has a GYM, and multi sportive hall), computer and internet centre.
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. 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.
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
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
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
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