Areej Ashhab

Mountains Reclaiming the Stone

“Mountains Reclaiming the Stone” questions the value of limestone in Jerusalem’s cultural heritage today, through addressing the immediate footprint of the stone industry on the landscape and the economy of the occupied Palestinian territories.

The proposal utilizes different scales and tactics of architectural intervention in an attempt to reclaim Palestinians’ control over their landscape, economy, and natural resources – which have been completely exhausted by the stone-cladding regulations, and overshadowed by Jerusalem’s holiness.

Tutors: Liat Etgar-Brix, Ytav Bouhsira, Tal Badichi