IRD International Relief & Development and Municipality of Prizren
The Shehzade House is among the vernacular dwelling residences built in the 19th century in Prizren exhibiting high artistic, historic, aesthetic and technical values. It illustrates the social - cultural characteristics of a civilization and their lifestyle, documents advanced construction and architectural technologies of the 19th century.
The main idea of this project was to prolong the monuments longevity while preserving the authenticity to the most extent, therefore during this restoration project we did restore the material but not the image.
Initially, the severely damaged structure was consolidated to ensure structural integrity. Original elements in good condition were preserved while damaged elements were substituted with their replicas. Architectural interventions were based on the old photographs and documentations of the building and traces found in the building in constant consultation with experts and heritage related institutes.
Restoration Project, Intervention and Supervision