Khwaja Parsa Shrine Park Rehabilitation Graphic Panels
Type
graphic panels
Year
2014
The rehabilitation of the landscaping surrounding the Khwaja Parsa Shrine at the centre of Balkh focused on providing safe access and improved services and facilities for the public. In order to facilitate better access to the park new pathways and stairs were laid using brick masonry and, where appropriate, existing pathways were improved and made ready for use by large numbers of people. Laborers cleared debris from the site, leveled and graded the earth by hand, before laying 12,000 square meters of brick pathways using lime-mortar base and over 780,000 locally produced bricks. In warmer months, weekly markets selling food, spices, and used trinkets are located within the park and this itinerant commercial use of the site required the upgrading and paving of dedicated areas within the park, allocating fixed hard-surfaces for use by large numbers of people in order to avoid damage to trees and plants.

 

These graphic panels document, in text and images, the approach, methodology and processes employed by the Aga Khan Cultural Services-Afghanistan to restore this important monument.

 

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Associated Sites
Authorities
Copyright
Aga Khan Cultural Service - Afghanistan
Country
Afghanistan
Language
English
Building Usages
park
landscape
shrine
religious
Keywords
Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
parks
landscape architecture (discipline)