Külliye of Mohamed Ali Pasha Restoration
Kavála, Greece
The restoration of the 'külliye' in Kavala was guided by a respect for the integrity of the original structure, which was built between 1817 and 1821 as a religious school and community centre. In converting the abandoned complex into a hotel, there were no irreversible structural alterations. Traditional techniques and materials were used wherever possible. Roman mortar was prepared in situ; domes were covered in lead sheets, applied on top of a layer of mud; corroded ironwork was cleaned and preserved; new window and door frames replicated the original woodwork.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Kavála, Greece
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Events
2004
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 2,621 m²; combined floor area: 4,027 m²; total site area: 4,200 m²
Variant Names
Külliye of Mohamed Ali Pasha Restoration
Building Usages
community center
public/cultural
kulliye
religious
Keywords
restoration and conservation