This Mamluk tomb was inhabited by residents and the structure was added to and extended over many years in a haphazard manner without technical guidance or professional supervision. The restoration effort included returning the building to a pristine condition, retrofitting it to accommodate residential usage and restoring it. New lightweight removable structures were installed as part of the retrofit as well as modern utilities that conform to international standards.
Old City of Jerusalem Revitalisation Programme On-site Review Report, edited by Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2004.
The On-site Review Report, formerly called the Technical Review, is a document prepared for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture by commissioned independent reviewers who report to the Master Jury about a specific shortlisted project. The reviewers are architectural professionals specialised in various disciplines, including housing, urban planning, landscape design, and restoration. Their task is to examine, on-site, the shortlisted projects to verify project data seek. The reviewers must consider a detailed set of criteria in their written reports, and must also respond to the specific concerns and questions prepared by the Master Jury for each project. This process is intensive and exhaustive making the Aga Khan Award process entirely unique.