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.
Jerusalem Old City Revitalisation Program Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2001.
Presentation panels are drawings, images, and text graphically prepared by the architect and submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the later round of the Award cycle. The portfolios are kept in the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Library for consultation purposes.