Hosh District
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Hosh District
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Hosh Complex
The Hosh District is an area of ancient buildings located at the edge of the Jewish Quarter. Restoring the deteriorated buildings, which included parts of stone facades, rubble-filled domes, and vaulted construction, entailed careful exterior reinforcement, interior waterproofing, and new infill construction. A total of 17 apartments of various sizes were created, linked by interconnected courtyards, staircases, and passages. In recognition of its impact on the city, the project was awarded the Rechter Prize for Architecture in 1982.

Images on this page: 1 Wall detail; 2 Ground level view; 3 Wall detail; 4 Site plan

Jerusalem, Israel

between 1976 and 1978
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Safdie Architects
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