6th Holcim Awards 2020/21

172 Since 2015, Yemen has experienced times of great political unrest that have resulted in a civil war and consequent damage throughout the country. The architectural heritage has been impacted by this conflict, and several important cultural sites have been severely damaged or, in some cases, almost entirely destroyed. This proposal aims to rehabilitate or reconstruct important Yemeni cultural landmarks, notably three Sufi shrines and two mosques in Hadramut, two mosques and the Domes of Al Habib Abu Bakr in Shihr and the Shaikh Yaqub Dome of Mukalla. The project also addresses the imminent danger of the further collapse of structures that are already damaged. Led by the Daw’an Architecture Foundation with the support of local authorities, the design encompasses impresPost-war Reconstruction Heritage recovery for community enhancement al Mukalla, al Shihr, Yemen Holcim Awards Silver 2020 Middle East Africa Global Holcim Awards finalist update page 200

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