Zanzibar – Stone Town – Palatial Rehabilitation

Waterfront – Forodhani Area – UNESCOheritage – Urban Transformation – Beit al-Sahel – Beit al-Hukum – Beit al-Ajaib (House of Wonders)

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– Zanzibar 1949 – British Pathé

 Atrium View of Beit al-Ajaib (House of Wonders)

– Zanzibar Beit al-Ajaib Palatial Transformation

– New Harbor – Proposal

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Proposed Interventions


– Rebuild the Lighthouse, built 1878-80, at its original position – use it as public sightseeing platform.

– Rehabilitate  Beit al-Ajaib  (House of Wonders), built 1880-83, to its original state – use it as Zanzibar Historical Museum.

– Rebuild Beit al-Hukum – use it for receptional activities.

– Rebuild Beit al-Sahel (within its former building envelope) – install Maritime Museum.

– Rehabilitate the square between the palaces and the waterfront – use it for all kinds of public activities

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Forodhani Site – Layout Sketch

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Stone Town, 19th century

1888 ca. Beit al-Ajaib, elegant and most modern building in Africa at the time

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