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Adaptive Re-Use

Women’s center and playground

Reviving the historic center of a village of 1,600 people, the project responds to isolation and limited resources. Two abandoned buildings will be adapted for reuse as working spaces with an eco-kitchen, followed by the rehabilitation of surrounding spaces.

The new facilities will include interactive educational playgrounds for children, winter and summer seating areas, and a protected bird habitat – combining design, planning, restoration, landscaping, and infrastructure.

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Strengthening communities and their environment in a politically troubled region
 
“Sustainability? Self-sufficiency and local knowledge” – Yara Sharif & Nasser Golzari
 
“Sustainabilty? People, material, knowledge” – Shatha Safi
 
Acknowledgement prize for outstanding public infrastructure
 
“Rehabilitating a historic site with minimal means to revitalize a community” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 for Africa Middle East
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Project Details
Location
Beit Iksa, Palestine
Authors
Shatha Safi
MAIN AUTHOR
Shatha Safi
Riwaq – center for architectural conservation, Palestine
Yara Sharif
MAIN AUTHOR
Yara Sharif
NG Architects and Palestine Regeneration Team (PART), United Kingdom
Aye Al Tahhan
FURTHER AUTHORS
Aye Al Tahhan
Riwaq – center for architectural conservation, Palestine
Prizes
Awards
Acknowledgement prize 2014
Middle East Africa
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Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Africa Middle East
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Africa Middle East

Shatha Safi of Riwaq Center for Architectural Conservation (Palestine) and Yara Sharif of NG Architects and Palestine …

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“Sustainability? Self-sufficiency and local knowledge” – Yara Sharif & Nasser Golzari
“Sustainability? Self-sufficiency and local knowledge” – Yara Sharif & Nasser Golzari

Yara Sharif and Nasser Golzari from NG Architects and Palestine Regeneration Team (PART) in London focus their project on …

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“Sustainabilty? People, material, knowledge” – Shatha Safi
“Sustainabilty? People, material, knowledge” – Shatha Safi

Shatha Safi from Riwaq – center for architectural conservation in Palestine considers people, material and knowledge to be the …