Al-Rawashin still stands tall in the city of Jeddah, as a witness of an architectural style in which Arab, Ottoman and Persian cultures blended together. By virtue of the unique geographical location of Jeddah, the city became a gateway to the two Holy Mosques. The name “Roshan,” originally derived from the Persian word “Rosen,” meaning balcony, evolved over time into “Rawashin,” in reference to the prominent traditional wooden panels used to cover windows and external openings.
Al-Rawashin still stands tall in the city of Jeddah
The buildings are now restored to preserve this original style and sustain its ancient aesthetic beauty. (Supplied)
many modern buildings now embrace the importance of highlighting the aesthetic element of the facades of its buildings. (Supplied)
, this local industry evolved in shape and nature as it grew bigger and larger to reach the upper floors and cover the entire fronts of buildings. (Supplied)