Restoration of Al-Abbas Mosque - Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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Restoration of Al-Abbas Mosque

Restoration of Al-Abbas Mosque

Location: Asnaf, Yemen (Arabian Peninsula)
Architect: Marylène Barret, Abdullah al-Hadrami
Client: General Organization for Antiquities, Manuscripts & Museums and the French Centre for Yemeni Studies
Completed: 1996
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Restoration of Al-Abbas Mosque Project Brief

This mosque, noted for its decorated wood ceiling dates to the 12th century AD. Owing to the deterioration of the roof, the decorated ceiling was restored and some repair was also given to the overall structure.

2004 Award Recipients