Situated between the pedestrian street El Chakrieh and El Moutrane street that borders the city of Saida from the east, Haret Audi is endowed with a location that confers to it the role of an entrance that paves the way for the city labyrinths.
Formed of a traditional soap factory, a family residence equipped with a central hall and diverse small habitations and typical shops of the city, Haret Audi is characterized by the diversity of its architectural patterns, witnesses of the evolution of the Audi family history.
The historic analysis of the building shed lights on the fact that the oldest part of the soap factory, which is the actual location of the soap factory basins, dates back to the seventeenth century, and that its first expansion made to the East dates back to the end of the nineteenth century, after the dismantling of the walls.
The architectural revaluation of the structure and the integration of new activities in the service of the city and its visitors triggered the programming of a high scale conservation process of the city with the support of public administrations and nongovernmental organizations.
A major part of the eastern urban façade was renovated. The streets contiguous to the “Harat” were equally renovated, often with the help of their inhabitants.
Nowadays, other projects are under examination such as the reconditioning of the archaeological site situated to the South of the “harat” and the creation of a theme museum that hovers around the urban history of Saida.
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A neighborhood:1. A cemetery: 2. An archaeological park: 3. Earth Fortress: 4. Sea Fortress: 5.
An urban district: El Chakrieh street, El Moutrane street, a Muslim cemetery, the Soap factory, AA cutting, mass plan.