Gallery: AGA KHAN AWARDS: Restoration Projects in Yemen


The Aga Khan Awards for Architecture were announced in Kuala Lumpur recently and among the nine global projects that received the $500,000 award for the 2004 – 2007 cycle are two architectural restoration projects from The Republic of Yemen. The Rehabilitation of the City of Shibam and The Restoration of the Amiriya Complex in Rada both demonstrate the scope of the Aga Khan Award’s efforts to encourage and promote building practices that successfully address the needs and aspirations of today’s Muslim societies.

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  1. Lynn Lindstrom October 1, 2007 at 8:52 am

    I heard about the city of Shibam on the BBC, and looked it up as well as the Aga Khan awards. Thank you for the wonderful photos. It truly is amazingly beautiful. I am impressed by the work people have done to repair the city, and the photos share the experience with us. It is wonderful that this work is bringing the city back to life.

  2. Abigail September 9, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Dear Zuhair:

    Thanks so very much for the word usage correction. “Yemenese” appears all over the Internet, although we know that this is not much of a guarantee for accuracy. We really appreciate your input and helpfulness in setting the record straight. Thanks for reading!

    Best wishes,


  3. Zuhair Abdulla September 8, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    “Yemenese” isn’t a word! Things or people of or pertaining to Yemen are called Yemeni. Cool article though!

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