Mediterranean traditional architecture and tools for the recovery. The case study of Dellys in Algeria



This contribution shows the research work carried out within the pilot projects of the Rehabimed International Consortium, for the definition of guidelines for the recovery of the historical city of Dellys in Algeria, which was almost completely destroyed by a catastrophic earthquake in the early 2000s. In order to encourage re-population, the research was aimed at the study and recognition of the morphological, typological and constructive structure characters of the traditional architecture of the casbah, in order to direct the re-qualification actions for this significant traditional and historical heritage, also taking into account the seismic criticality of the area.