The Workshop of Al-Saliheya Madrasa* (AH641 / AD1243-44)
Mosque of Sultan Saleh Najmuddin or Saliheya Madrasa for teaching the four doctrines of sunni Islam. It was established by Najmuddin Ayoub a Sultan of the Ayyubid state, built partly on the demolished Fatimid Palace and completed in 641 AH corresponding to 1243-44 AD and was composed of two buildings, divided by an alley from El-Moez street where you have the main entrance and connected by a surrounding wall and the mausoleum of the sultan. The eastern madrasa was utterly demolished, and new buildings were built over it, while the western one is partly destroyed with few remains now act as a node for informal activities that showcase the intangible heritage of historic Cairo.
*Madrasa: a college for Islamic instruction.
The workshop takes on a design-based approach that highlights the topic of Heritage Adaptive Reuse as part of heritage conservation management plan that will include stakeholders in the design process. The objective is to explore Urban/ Architectural ideas to enhance the local community experience and rethink the node with the surrounding context.
The case study lies in El-Gamaleya district in the heart of the World Heritage Site of Historic Cairo. The Venue will be announced soon.
9th of June 2019: Deadline for submitting applications (23:59 Cairo time)..Late applications may be accepted upon request, if places are available.
10th of June 2019: Notifying selected participants
15th of June 2019: Deadline for Payment of Fees (23:59 Cairo time)
20th of June 2019: Maximum arrival time for all participants (7:30 Cairo time)
Detailed Calendar and Workshop Document will be released soon.
The Workshop of Maq'ad* Mamay (AH901 / AD1496)
This structure, today known as the Bayt al-Qadi, was built by one of Sultan Qaytbay's amirs and was probably part of a large palace with a courtyard at its center. Currently it's abandoned or underused.
*Maq'ad: It was used to describe the men reception area in houses/palaces at that time.
The Workshop aims to explore ideas to reuse the building and to find ways to reconnect the building with the surrounding context.
The workshop will take place in the heart of the World Heritage Site of Historic Cairo.
30th of April 2016: Deadline for submitting applications (23:59 Cairo time)..Late applications may be accepted upon request, if places are available.
14th of May 2016: Notifying selected participants
5th of July 2016: Payment of Fees (23:59 Cairo time)
4th of August 2016: Maximum arrival time for all participants (7:30 Cairo time)
For further details please refer to the Workshop Document
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