Neighborhood Improvement
Hamra Al-Asad, Saudi Arabia

The neighbourhood contains a mosque and 37 dwellings for 42 families, and the improvement programme is intended to stimulate social and cultural development, community engagement, and good governance. The initiative includes several modifications to the community mosque and existing homes, and comprises refurbishment of the façades that were painted white; the lower parts of the façades and a narrow sidewalk were clad in local stone. Windows were screened with wooden mashrabiyyas; air-conditioning units protruding from the walls were covered metal sheaths pierced with large, calligraphed openings. Partitions articulated with calligraphy were installed at the entrances to private homes to ensure privacy. 

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Hamra Al-Asad, Saudi Arabia
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Completed 2016
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urban design and development