Archinect - News 2015-10-09T08:32:14-04:00 Preserving Palestine’s architectural heritage Nam Henderson 2013-01-03T19:55:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T18:22:22-05:00 <img src="" width="475" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Salameh is heading the &ldquo;Adh Dhariyeh&rdquo; project, in the south of Hebron, where he began with single-building restoration and has progressed to a community centre and two schools...&ldquo;Dhariyeh is one of 50 historical sites whose renovation Riwaq has undertaken and which constitute 50 per cent of the architectural heritage of Palestine.&rdquo; Salameh says. &ldquo;There are almost 900 old buildings and the project is funded by the Arab Fund in Kuwait.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Rafique Gangat writes about <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Riwaq</a>, a Palestinian non-profit organisation established in 1991 in Ramallah, by a group of architects, many trained in the West. Riwaq aims to safeguard Palestinian heritage through a number of projects including; the establishment of a National Register of Historic Buildings, various publications, an on-line exhibition of Palestinian tiles and their 50 Villages Project. Following the completion in 2007 of a comprehensive architectural survey of Palestine, Riwaq decided to focus their efforts towards the restoration and rehabilitation of 50 villages, which contain 50% of all historic buildings, in rural areas of the West Bank and Gaza.</p> <p> HT <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bryan Finoki</a> of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">subtopes</a></p>