For its comprehensive approach towards sustaining the life of a community in its natural habitat
(9th Cycle 2002-2004)
Old City of Jerusalem Revitalisation Programme
Technical Office of the Old City of Jerusalem Revitalisation Programme
For its comprehensive approach towards sustaining the life of a community in its natural habitat, a life threatened through the deterioration of its physical, social and economic components. The project is successful in addressing several issues including the restoration and rehabilitation of housing as well as the adaptive reuse of historic buildings and monuments for new functions.
The programme is notable for the training it provides in conservation for architects, engineers, contractors and crafts people, and for the establishment of an information centre and a database for the Old City, including documentation, surveys, research and studies. Finally, the project has created a community outreach programme to raise public awareness of the value of historic buildings and to encourage public participation in the process of rehabilitation and restoration
This effort is conducted under severe constraints restoring to the old city its natural image as a living, vibrant and beautiful environment. The process is meticulously conducted by a team of professionals, motivated by their love of the place and its people. It is all about love, dignity and self-esteem.