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Re-use of historical buildings in the holy city of Makkah -Case study selection guide lines

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The city of Holy Makkay is one of the most sensitive cases dealing with heritage conservations, because of the most rapid development in the central area surrounding Almasjed Alharam(The Holy Mosque). This paper focuses standards of rehabilitations and re-uses heritage building and the influence of Almasjed Alharam which make, Makkah as a special case in dealing with heritage conservation. The importance of the research is to address that Makkah contains many of the important buildings where important events took place and many other buildings which carry the characteristics of Al-Hijaz Architecture. So we are required to deal with these buildings sensitively to preserve this valuable heritage specially during the rapid development processes in the recent years. The study is based on theoretical and applied analytical approach where the theoretical study deals with the study of the nature of the holy city of Makkah's heritage and the factors that influenced the architectural heritage and the role of investment in the Last period and its impact on the city's architectural heritage also provides a proposal to deal with the heritage of the city. The Applied Analytical study deals with a study of standards of re-use of heritage buildings in the city and how to serve the operations related to the conservation of the architectural heritage helping choose building to be re-use in the future, and finally the results and recommendations

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