Rehabilitation of As-Saqqa House
Gaza, Palestine
As part of the preservation of the cultural heritage of Gaza, As-saqqa House has been restored and has accommodated the Zakher Association for Developing Women Capacity since January 2015. It is an example of traditional Islamic Mumluk period architecture with an L-shaped entrance, the courtyard, iwan, cross-vault ceiling, yuk (wall storage) and ornamentation. The work started with locals being hired and trained in removing recent additions such as cement plaster and concrete walls. After three years in search of funds, work started on the restoration which was carried out during the siege making it difficult to acquire the needed materials at a reasonable price. It points towards a built heritage not immediately apparent on the Gaza Strip.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Gaza, Palestine
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Completed 2014
Dimensions
280 m²
Variant Names
Rehabilitation of As-Saqqa House
Building Usages
association
social welfare
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee