Rehabilitation of Fort Alice
Sarawak, Malaysia

A 19th-century fort and the oldest surviving timber fort in Sarawak, Fort Alice has been conserved and opened to visitors as a heritage museum. The conservation work aimed to reverse recent interventions and used the earliest photographic evidence to guide conservation. The conservation of materials involved extensive research since timber conservation is so rare, and resulted in the rediscovery and reapplication of traditional skills by local craftsmen. The upper floor of the fort museum retains its open, 19th century layout, and on the ground floor, the reconstructed "lock-up" and undercroft spaces have been adapted to be used as visitor and interpretation facilities.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Sarawak, Malaysia
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Completed 2015
880 m²
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Adaptive Re-use