The rehabilitation of heritage sites is not limited to physical interventions in their various forms and does not start with them, but rather by extrapolating the site, in an analytical and sometimes critical way, and discovering those latent energies that give the existing its existence and value; Then formulate a building with the same place and its urban field today. From this vision, we proceed to rehabilitate the sites of value, relying on an understanding and realization of their potential, and this is confirmed by the interaction of the architecture of the new needs and its harmony with the same place; A new, old image is formed that has a developmental role within the urban field and the social framework interacting with it.
Hence, it can be said that our vision in rehabilitating valuable sites has two main goals:
Ensuring cultural continuity: by revealing the historical values of these sites, the development of their architecture and construction, and their relationship to the surrounding urban area, and by revealing the cultural messages presented by those sites in their time, and anticipating what can be presented for the present and the future.
Ensuring physical continuity: by adopting the means to restore the original physical existence and taking the necessary measures to ensure stopping the factors that threaten its safety and continuity and taking preventive measures to prevent them in the future.
In this context, the Tarek Waly Center organized a work program towards the methodology of rehabilitating archaeological sites with the aim of presenting an application model for our methodology in the rehabilitation of heritage sites, in which the philosophy of rehabilitation of heritage sites and the various stages included in the center’s methodology were addressed, in addition to applying that methodology to the Bimaristan Al-Muayyad building, in the region The Citadel - Cairo with the study. During the program, the work team conducted an integrated historical and architectural study of the Bimaristan Al-Moayyad building, which included a number of studies and proposals for the rehabilitation of the building with a special evaluation of each proposal and its role in preserving the building, as well as the mutual and expected effects on the surrounding urbanization.