Hafsia Quarter I - Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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Hafsia Quarter I

Hafsia Quarter I
Location: Tunis, Tunisia (North Africa)
Architect: Association de Sauvegarde de la Médina de Tunis
Client: Association de Sauvegarde de la Médina de Tunis
Completed: 1977
Site size: 23'199 m²

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Hafsia Quarter I Project Brief

The reconstruction of this residential and commercial sector in the former Jewish quarter of Tunis called for the insertion of new low-income dwellings, combined with offices, shops and a suq, into a surrounding area bordered to the north and east by traditional courtyard houses on narrow winding streets, and to the west and south by modern constructions including three four-storey apartment buildings, a market, and two schools with playing fields. The planners have succeeded in maintaining a harmonious relationship with the scale and construction of the old neighbourhood as well as the nearby modern structures.

1983 Award Recipients