Aspects and Multidisciplinary Methods of Analysis for the Mediterranean Region
FP6-2003-INCO-MPC-2 Nr 517704, 2005-2008
Scientific and Administrative Co-ordinator: Oikodrom, Vienna, Austria
The HAMMAM project develops scenarios for the adaptive reuse of the hammam as a public service center for Islamic Mediterranean cities. In an interdisciplinary negotiation process, the team generates strategies and new design concepts for adapting the old hammam features to a contemporary Islamic life, at the same time assessing possibilities for contributing to the life quality of the whole urban neighbourhood. The study applies a concept of strong sustainability.
The HAMMAM study uses a case study approach, which starts the investigation from the local situation (socio-cultural, economical, ecological and urbanistic) of six specific hammams in six different Mediterranean countries:
Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Turkey.
Direct link to our HAMMAM webpage: www.hammams.org