Rehabilitation of a desert oasis in a UNESCO registered World Heritage site. The project involved the rebuilding of private houses by local residents, renovating water works, revitalising agriculture, and improving tourist services. Local building materials, such as hard limestone, adobe blocks and mortar, branches and leaves, and red and black soil, were used during construction. In addition to improving the community's quality of life, the project aimed at preserving cultural traditions and local knowledge, whilst at the same time promoting tourism and economic diversification.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture