Daw'an Mud Brick Architecture Foundation
مؤسسة دوعن للعمارة الطينية
Shaklanza Mosque
Date: 2019 - 2020   |   Location: 18 km west of Al Shihr, Hadramut
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Shaklanza Mosque
Location: 18 km west of Al Shihr, Hadramut
Historical period: Not identified

As a result of the country’s war and economic crises, the monuments of Hadramut have been, according to the community, marginalised, abandoned and forgotten. Shaklanza is one of those historic towns located at a short distance of 18 km west of Al Shihr.

The village was on the ancient trade route and there are accounts of 200 different types of spices that were carried from there. It was surrounded with palm groves and fertile agricultural land. The village was very popular during the Portuguese invasion of Al Shihr (1523) and was visited regularly travellers. The town was deserted following several seasons of drought. The mosque known as Al Zaher remained a distinguished cultural and architectural landmark with its nine domes that could be seen from a distance. Constructed in mud brick and stone, it was selected after an appeal from the local community. Out of the original nine domes, five still exist plastered inside and outside. The renovation and reconstruction of the damaged building will restore the collective history of the community, the region of Hadramut and Yemen.

Source: http://almandeb.news

The project 'Postwar Reconstruction in Yemen' was implemented by Daw‘an Mud Brick Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Cultural Emergency Response Network of the Prince Claus Fund in the Netherlands and the Office of the Governor of Hadramut.
The project was funded by the British Council's Cultural Protection Fund in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 

Implementation Team
Chief Architect & Advisor: Dr Salma Samar Damluji
Civil Engineer: Dr Abdullah BaGhumyan
Architect: Ali Ba Saad
Site Architect: Abdul Rahman BaBaqi
Project Coordinator: Mira Kfoury
General Site Assistant: Shaikh Al-Habshy
Master Builder Consultant: Mubarak BaHuraysh
Master Builder: Khalid Bakhrisa
Training Pogramme, Drone photography and Logisitics: Ousama Baghumyan
Architect intern: Fatmah Hazza
Photographer: Rashid Bin Shibraq

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