Protective Structure for Ancient Ruins at Ephesus, Turkey
|Published in:||Structural Engineering International, November 2000, n. 4, v. 10|
Between 1500 BC and 700 AD, the city of Ephesus was one of the most important trading centres on the Mediterranean Sea. At its peak, the city, most famous for its Artemis Temple, was home to up to 70,000 people. In the last 150 years, many ruins have been uncovered, though much of the city is still awaiting thorough archaeological investigation. In order to protect the ruins of some residential buildings uncovered on the hillside alongside the main Curetes Street, the Owner decided to construct an aesthetic innovative structure over the area. The building should offer protection against environmental influences, such as sun, wind, rain and vegetation, generating an enclosed environment that ensures conservation of the ruins while allowing access for the public.
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