projects 2007-2013

restoration and reuse of the old medresse and reshaping of the surrounding space

old medresse



The intervention concerns the restoration of the medresse near Kamares, its reuse as a Museum of Greek Refugees, and the regeneration of the surrounding space of the buildings, extending from the medresse up to Amerikanikou Erithrou Stavrou Street.

The medresse (an Ottoman seminary) of Hadji Ali Pascha was next to a mosque that was located there in the past.

expected benefits

  • Protection and promotion of a city’s monument.
  • Reuse of the monument and creation of a new cultural venue.
  • Visibility of the Old Aqueduct, a neighboring monument and landmark of the city.
  • Upgrade of the area.
  • Enrichment of the local cultural and tourism product.