Architectural and MEP works for the setup and equipping of the Erbil Citadel's Interpretation Centre, Erbil, Iraq

Erbil tabulka 2016

Address:
 Erbil, Iraque
Description of work:
Specialised restoration and construction works, equipment and exhibitions displays
Investor:
 UNESCO Office for Iraq
Contractor:
GEMA ART GROUP a.s.
Implementation: 05-12/2016

 

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Architectural and MEP works for the setup equipping of the Erbil Citadel's Interpretation Centre, Erbil, Iraq Architectural and MEP works for the setup equipping of the Erbil Citadel's Interpretation Centre, Erbil, Iraq Architectural and MEP works for the setup equipping of the Erbil Citadel's Interpretation Centre, Erbil, Iraq Architectural and MEP works for the setup equipping of the Erbil Citadel's Interpretation Centre, Erbil, Iraq Architectural and MEP works for the setup equipping of the Erbil Citadel's Interpretation Centre, Erbil, Iraq Architectural and MEP works for the setup equipping of the Erbil Citadel's Interpretation Centre, Erbil, Iraq

The Erbil Citadel represents a unique example of historical urban area developing on an artificial mound (tell) comprising remarkable settlement layers dating from the 5th millennium BCE. The tell's importance lies especially in its being a witness to the ancient history of the place and its foundation and transformations, which continue to this very day. The Erbil Citadel has entered historical record in the second half of the 3rd millennium BCE, with continuity in naming, e.g.: Irbilum, Urbilum, Arbail, Arbela, Arbil, Erbil, or Hawler in Kurdish, which documents the long history of the site.

The Erbil Citadel once stood near the edge of the important "lower" town whose boundaries were determined on the basis of archaeological and historical research. In contemporary Erbil, the Citadel is at the centre of the modern city, both literally and figuratively. It towers over the town as a powerful and strong fortress, a crown made of continuous brick walls standing on top of the historical mound, making the city one of the most dramatically looking urban settlements in the Middle East.
The importance of the Erbil Citadel is determined by its archaeology and its role in historical events, stories as well as the emotions and connection still felt towards the fortress by Erbil citizens. The UNESCO project currently underway at the Erbil Citadel by GEMA ART GROUP a.s. focuses especially on this connection and aims to strengthen the people's attachment to the history of the place.
The project's objective is to not only restore the historical site, but also to redefine its function. The Yaqub Agha historical house - HERE
will be restored as the Citadel's information centre, offering visitors pleasant places to sit down and relax, as well as extensive collections on display and the necessary information on this important historical site.
The project includes, aside from construction and specialised restoration works, the installation of all utility, electrical, air handling and security networks, equipping the building with furniture and lighting, and the installation of an educational exhibition display using the latest presentation technologies.

More information:
Pdf document-visualised, Erbil, Iraque
Pdf document, Erbil, Iraque