to connectVideoAntakya the Museum of the Hotel is What happens when you get to the ancient ruins underneath of your hotel.
The Architect Özge Ertoptamış an explanation of what happens when modern meets the old, how in the Museum of Antioch, the Hotel was a display of ancient ruins, which date back to the 3rd century BC.
In modern architecture, and archaeology do not usually go hand-in-hand. However, the two are blended together in an unprecedented way in the ancient ruins have been discovered, among which would be the Museum, Antakya Hotel, Turkey.
The project was started when the Turkish entrepreneur, Necmi Asfuroğlu set out to build a luxury hotel at more than 200,000 square meters of land in the city of Antioch. Of his country, in the south-east of the country is rooted in its history and it is located in the neighborhood of the famous place of pilgrimage in the Church of St. From Peter. Asfuroğlu and began to drill holes to the basement, and discovered a number of archaeological remains under the site, which dates back to the 3rd century bc. and the recorded tracks from 13 different civilizations.
Asfuroğlu still wanted to build his hotel, however, was without prejudice to the ruins that he had discovered, he brought in Emre Arolat Architecture (EAA), and the firm’s New York managing director, Özge Ertoptamış.
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“We were very excited to have the opportunity to do something that’s never been done before,” he said Ertoptamış. “However, we did have our doubts about whether there is anything that can be done to get beautiful results.”
The Site of the archaeological excavations (Emre Arolat Architecture [EAA])
EAA’s outlook changed when the company discovered an area of the site, where there are no churches. That’s because it was the former site of the Parmenius the Creek bank.
“It’s to the point where we feel that we could have something to build on, not in, but on top of it, due to the support of the structure at the minimum point where there were no ruins,” said Ertoptamış.
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EAA has a plan for you to get married to two different sites-a public museum exhibiting archaeological protection could be maintained, and private property. Ertoptamış explain it, but it’s constantly in development, and it took about three years of age. She told Fox News made an incredible discovery when they dig a well of water, which forced her team to rework their calculations.
The excavations of the site (Emre Arolat Architecture [EAA])
“There are 66 columns, which are the building rises, and each point can be calculated, at a place not in ruins, and there are sources to support every one of the 66 pillars, which were dug underground by the hand,” he said Ertoptamış. “At a certain point, however, there was one finding of a large mosaic of a place where we were going to get one.”
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In the mosaic, it has been found, dating all the way back to the 2nd century A. D. and contains a wonderful number of panels with a large number of mythological figures.
Well, and the discovery of the mosaic. (Emre Arolat Architecture [EAA])
“We had all of our calculations and find a new location for the pier, but it was well worth it, because it is one of the most remarkable pieces in the collection,” he said Ertoptamış.
Ertoptamis explained, as her team walked in to the challenges faced by the project, and the history that inspired her.
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“It is a product of today a product of the current, but on the inside they are the ones you have to live with a lot of history in an unprecedented way, and that has been the most challenging and rewarding part of this project,” he said Ertoptamış.
The mosaic was discovered during well digging (Emre Arolat Architecture [EAA])
To find out more about the construction of the Museum, Antakya Hotel, see Özge Ertoptamış the full interview above.
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