In order to properly and sensitively preserve the past but also to bring Heritage assets into the future we need to create a renaissance of Purpose: Heritage Regeneration is the Key element to any Heritage Programme Zamani undertakes. We do not simply restore without first ensuring a purpose is there to create a lasting legacy which is sustainable as an economic model. Zamani has brought together leaders in their respective fields of Heritage Restoration and Hospitality in order to assess, restore and manage Heritage Programmes which will have an ongoing Purpose which integrates within the community, environment, governments and business Profitably.
Zamani Programme Management of Zanzibar Heritage Assets - House Of Wonders - 2018-2019 - Initial Scope of work and building Stabilisation
Zamani undertook in 2018 the initial study on the House of Wonders for restoration setting out a plan for repurposing for a sustainable renovation of the building. With any programme it is essential that restoration is not undertaken in most cases for the sole purpose of restoration, you must ensure that there is a clear purpose. What is the purpose, what will the purpose be once completed, how do we ensure that the work undertaken is sustainable and will last for many years to come and not continue to burden the state.
Zanzibar Stone Town Regeneration Programme
The Zanzibar Stone Town Regeneration programme is a working partnership with The Zanzibar Government and Zanzibar Ministry of Information, Tourism and Heritage in accordance to UNESCO and World Heritage Guidelines .
Stone Town is located on the western coast of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago it is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Its architecture, mostly dating back to the 19th century, reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, giving a unique mixture of Omani, Persian, Indian, Portuguese and British elements. For this reason, the town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
Due to its heritage, Stone Town is also a major visitor attraction in Tanzania, and a large part of its economy depends on tourism-related activities.
Sultans Royal Barge
This heritage artifact captures the imagination of the global influences of the time very well; Oman- Zanzibar- Great Britain, during the reign of H.M Queen Victoria.
Article: Restoration of The Royal Barge
The Zamani development model works with individual Public institutions to provide an integrated development model. Including external institutions such as UNESCO, UNWTO, World Bank and WTTC for heritage development and regeneration including where applicable funding for World Heritage elements and our own investments in private sector assets which set a standard in each HUB for others to follow and which will generate revenues for sustainable operations and promote the best of the best where ever Zamani operates.