This is a medieval city, strongly influenced by architecture from the Ottoman era. In recent years, it fell into decline as both residents and commercial enterprises moved out. The revitalisation project includes a master plan, renovation of the municipal market (the heart of the historic town and focal point of commercial activities), and the upgrading of the city's narrow streets. The project has seen the rejuvenation of economic and social life within the Walled City. There are new bars, restaurants, cultural festivals and concerts that attract a regular flow of visitors to the area.
Architect's Record, Revitalisation of Famagusta Walled City
In the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the architects of projects enrolled through the nomination programme receive an Award documentation package which describes the standardised presentation requirements. In addition to submitting photographs, slides, and architectural drawings, architects are asked to complete a detailed questionnaire pertaining to use, cost, environmental and climatic factors, construction materials, building schedule, and, more importantly, design concepts and each project's significance within its own context. These project presentation documents include the architect's record and the aforementioned submission documents.