Amirchakhmagh Reservoir Rehabilitation
Yazd, Iran
What can you do with a historic water reservoir that has been rendered obsolete by modern technology? The answer, in this instance, was to insert a new structure into the main cistern to protect the existing fabric and divide the space into two levels with different functions - a water museum below, and an arena for Iranian ancient sports above. The main dome was restored using the traditional 'konopoosh' system of construction. Converting the reservoir brought new life to a monumental square that had fallen into disuse.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Yazd, Iran
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Ground floor area: 380 m²; combined floor area: 1,015 m²; total site area: 483 m²
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recreation and sport