Sharjah Would Be Reestablish the Identity of Heritage Areas

The original identity of traditional heritage areas would be restored by Sharjah and these sites would be linked together at the Heart of Sharjah.

The demanding and pioneering plan has been set in motion by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (SHUROOQ) under the aegis of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

The project assist Sharjah’s proposal to include eight of the emirate’s cultural heritage sites within the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Historical buildings have been rebuilt, new structures have been constructed ensuing traditional architecture, and few buildings will be destroyed based on the guidelines of urban modernization and then reconstructed in their original form while preserving the traditional as well as real identity.

The judgment to bulldoze certain buildings comes from the design to bring the city together as per the historical plans and sketches. By clearing certain plots, the obstruction between the old city (fort) and the sea would open up, which would allow residents as well as the visitors the chance to view the landscape from the old city itself. Every facet of the design and exercise has been carefully planned out in order to certify and guarantee social and environmental sustainability.

Khalid Deemas, General Manager of Heart of Sharjah, stated that the heritage sites are the physical elements of a city’s status and integrity. The Heart of Sharjah is of great historical significance as it mirrors Sharjah’s individuality.

The lived-in construction, the strategic locations, and the uses of these buildings disclose unique stories about how the cities of Sharjah came into being and can offer foresee of where it might be going.

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