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2007 Award of Distinction

Altit Settlement

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The village of Altit is located at the foot of the old Altit Fort. With a history dating back over 900 years, it is known for its characteristic Hunza Valley urban architecture. Threatened by decay, the village was restored as a pilot intervention that has demonstrated the feasibility of preserving and rehabilitating such historic settlements, so that people can sustain life at contemporary standards in harmony with the traditional built environment. The project was completed in 2004 through a partnership between NGOs, government and the local community.