Ghadames Rehabilitation
Ghadames, Libya
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
Location
Ghadames, Libya
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Events
2001
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Ghadames Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of the Old City of Ghadames
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Building Usages
area conservation
urban design and development
touristic development
urban design and development