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Restoration

The restoration of Imaret was the first major project of the Mohammed Ali Research Center.

The monument is a rare example in Europe, a masterpiece of late Ottoman architecture, which also features elements of timber secular structures. The variety of decoration, the quality of the delicate structures, the interaction between indoor and open spaces and the adaptability of the functional structures create an original complex of high aesthetic value.

The restoration project began in November 2001 and was completed in June 2004, according to the strictest international conservation standards. The project is seen as the most important of its kind undertaken by the private sector in Greece. The main principals of the restoration have been to respect the original forms and structures of the complex, and to adapt it to the new uses, with a minimum level of restructuring.