Assessment of Architectural Conservation in the Medina of Mahdia in the 21st Century
Type
article
Year
2018
The paper deals with the architectural conservation of the Medina of Mahdiyya in Tunisia in the 21st century. This millenary ancient Fatimid capital offers an example of urban heritage that continues to impose rougher debates about the uncertainty and the lack of its conservation, promotion and valorization nowadays.

The research examines multiple dimensions related to actual state of the case study, proceeded conservation projects and different actors’ points of view mainly local population and involved institutions. It aims to find out if the case study is recognized as valuable heritage, and how much did the proceeded projects succeeded in ensuring urban and architectural conservation. By assessing and criticizing, experimentations are displayed, faults are revealed and thus more suggestions are announced to mend the degradation and improve future projects that will be initiated on built heritage in the case study or in other Medina of the country.

Citation
Youssef, Zeineb and Fakher Kharrat. "Assessment of Architectural Conservation in the Medina of Mahdia in the 21st Century." Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research. 12, 2 (2018): 81-97.

ISSN 1938-7806. OCLC 145980807; LOC 2007212183.
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Authorities
Copyright
2018 Archnet-IJAR, Archnet, MIT- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country
Tunisia
Language
English
Keywords
conservation