The damage mapping “Built Heritage Documentation” documents important monuments with their damage and destruction.


For this purpose, the method of digital recording and evaluation in a web-based database was chosen. It is open to all interested parties (on request) who would like to become involved in it professionally or on a voluntary basis – whether researchers, institutions and projects, associations or local activists.

In this context, the project participates in international efforts to protect Syria’s architectural heritage and collaborates with the UNESCO World Heritage Center. Work is currently concentrated on various buildings in the old town of Aleppo and is supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. One focus building is the largely destroyed Khusrawiyya Mosque, whose damage mapping can be viewed on the L.I.S.A portal as part of Crossroads Aleppo.


The Rapid Condition Assessment (RCA) of Syria’s built heritage:

  • to establish recommendations for the need for direct backup and first aid measures
  • and to determine the measures to be taken later.

The Detailed Condition Assessment (DCA) of Syria’s built heritage:

  • forms the basis for regular monitoring of the condition,
  • formulates recommendations for concrete measures to safeguard
  • and serves as a basis for later construction measures or reconstruction.

After the compilation of the material in the “Built Heritage Documentation”, various states, damages and destruction of a building are visualised on a time axis.

As the main result of the condition assessment of a building – down to its individual parts – all necessary measures can be prioritised. All results of the documentation and evaluations are made available to the partners involved.