Embassy of the United States of America
Sana'a, Yemen
The U.S. Embassy compound is located in the Beb Al-Azab quarters in central Sana'a. The area was traditionally a site for expensive housing and residences the wealthy and powerful up to the outbreak of the 1962 revolution. It is a traditional Yemeni house that has been converted to office facilities and a staff residence for the U.S. Embassy. The design took advantage of local materials and technology. The U.S. Embassy compound is made up of several buildings: a Chancery, a residence, and the consulate, which were originally all houses, and some support facilities. The compound as a whole is served by one main entrance branching off Tahrir Square in the centre of Sana'a. A small parking lot leads to a one-lane alley to the main gate of the compound. Both the Chancery and the residence can be reached through the main gardens of the compound. Administrative buildings are further to the north of the residence and are separated by a service alley.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Sana'a, Yemen
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Events
1979
Dimensions
3,500 m²
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Embassy of the United States of America
United States Embassy
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Building Usages
embassy
government
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Shortlisted Project