a project by arkitekter uden grænser
To Alef, the letter
that begins the alphabets of both Arabic and Hebrew- two Semitic languages, sisters for centuries.
May we find the language
that takes us
to the only home there is -
one another’s hearts.
― Ibtisam Barakat, Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood
Jaba’ is a Palestinian village in Jerusalem Governorate located (horizontally) 9.12km north-west of Jerusalem City. It is bordered by Mikhmas and ‘Anata to the east, Mikhmas to the north, Ar Ram to the west, and Hizma and ‘Anata to the south (ARIJ-GIS Unit, 2012). In 2011, the Ministry of Local government included the Bedouin Community Jaba’ to the borders of the village. The Bedouin community is located 10.1 km away from Jerusalem City.
'Rejuvinating Jaba' aims to bring life back to the village through a community bakery which celebrates the ancient and collaged history of the village.
jaba historic village
two courtyard layouts
interviewing previous residents
measuring the courtyard