Shibam Urban Development Project
Shibam, Yemen
Aga Khan Award Winner
Recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007.

The basic strategy of this development project is not one of historic conservation but of developing the economic, social and administrative base to ensure the vitality and continuity of the city within its new regional context. The programme has two main components: technical assistance and financial assistance, allowing owners and residents of the historic city to restore, upgrade and maintain their buildings. The other task of the  project is the revitalisation of the local economy. To date, about 100 owners have already renovated their houses.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
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Shibam, Yemen
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Completed 2000
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81,000 m²
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Shibam Urban Development Project
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area conservation
urban design and development
community development
urban design and development
infrastructure improvement
urban design and development
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Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winner