Structural conservation project of Noh Gonbad Mosque in Balkh, Afghanistan
Cooperation with the DAFA under the leadership of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture
2013 – ongoing
Stabilization of external load-bearing walls of the Noh Gunbad mosque and recovery of the archaeological site in its original configuration.
2007 – 2012
Stabilization of the damaged arches in the Noh Gunbad archaeological site.
2015 – WMF publication: “The Nine Domes of the Universe: The Ancient Noh Gonbad Mosque the Study and Conservation of an Early Islamic Monument at Balkh” (pdf).
2016 – Giulia Misseri’s PhD Thesis: “Seismic vulnerability of pointed arches under rigid body assumption. Numerical and experimental evaluations”
2019 – Arash Boostani’s PhD Thesis: “Traditional construction techniques in Northern Afghanistan. Consolidation and retrofitting on ancient architecture: the case of Noh-Gonbad mosque in Balkh” (FUP award 2019)