IRAQ - UNESCO Project: Urgent Preventive Works of 2 buildings at the Erbil Citadel

 

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The Citadel of Erbil is a very rich historical site holding evidence of many millennia of habitation, more than 8000 years old making it one of the longest continuously inhabited sites in the world. The Citadel rises 28-32 m above the surrounding with an area of over 11 hectares and average height above sea level is 430m. The mound has been formed by successive layers of settlements - Assyrian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Persian and Greek. There are over 500 houses at the Citadel, most of which are courtyard houses of brick walls, short span timber roofs and mud roofing.
The project works started from 6/2013 until 5/2014. The overall objective of the project is saving of two valuable but damaged historical houses selected by the previous UNESCO project and design made by the Centre for Conservation & Preservation of Islamic Architecture Heritage, Cairo-Egypt. The area codes of the chosen houses are 6/12 and 7/1 in accordance to the Erbil Citadel Master Plan numbering.
The works lies in undertaking urgent intervention work of most damaged perimeter wall houses at the Erbil Citadel. The project works consists of installation of shoring of the vulnerable mural walls, crack injection and wall repair, dismantling of unoriginal plastering, wall repointing and stitching, concrete consolidation under foundations of interior walls, foundation strengthening, dismantling and reconstruction of roofs, dismantling and reconstruction of parapets, installation of rain water drainage system, treatment of wooden structure with fire retardant paints.
All the project works will be executed in accordance with the bills of quantities, technical specifications, working drawings and scheduling, as provided in the project documentation, according to the best construction and restoration standards and under the contractual terms and conditions of UNESCO.

 

PHOTOGALLERY:

View from the street:
The street The street The street The street

House 6/12:
Fortification wall - before Fortification wall - after Courtyard - before Courtyard - after Courtyard - before Room - before Room - after Arcade - before Arcade - after Overall view of the house 6/12 Overall view of the houses Overall view of the house 6/12 The roof The roof The roof The courtyard The courtyard The courtyard The courtyard The courtyard The courtyard Room Room Room

House 7/1:
Fortification wall - before Fortification wall - after Courtyard - before Courtyard - after Courtyard - before Courtyard - after House 7.1 before House 7.1  - after Work in progress The house 7.12 The house 7.12 The courtyard The courtyard The courtyard The courtyard The courtyard Room Room Room Room Room Entrance Entrance