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P H OTO S : E M R E D O R T E R , T H O M A S M AY E R , R O B E R TO R U S S O, S T U D I O M A J O

ARTIFAC TS FOU ND 1 9 FE E T B E LOW
THE GROUND HELP SHAPE A

T H E M O D U L A R , P R E FA B G U E S T R O O M S A R E

TURKISH HOTEL

S TA C K E D I N A S T E E L S T R U C T U R E

By Alicia Hoisington
Designers often talk about sense of place.
As Emre Arolat, founding partner of Emre
Arolat Architecture (EAA), puts it: "The most
important thing in each place is creating an
architectural language that resonates with
that place, that belongs to it."
As sites become more scarce,
establishing that sense may require more
innovation, and more work. In 2009-more
than 10 years before Turkey's 199-room
Museum Hotel Antakya would officially
open-foundation work commissioned by
landowner and investor Asfuroğlu Group on
the site of a planned 400-room Hilton hotel
unearthed layers of cultural heritage about
19 feet below the ground level. In partnership

with the Antakya Archaeological Museum, an
archaeologist joined the team in 2010 to lend
expertise. Over the course of eight months
30,000 ancient artifacts (which can be viewed
in the hotel's museum, also designed by EAA)
were uncovered, including a mosaic floor and
a still-intact marble sculpture of Eros, the
Greek god of love.
The massive discovery required a
creative solution so as not to destroy the
historic elements. The team decided on an
architectural framework that had minimum
supporting points on the ground in order
to preserve the nearly 370,000-square-foot
site located in a fertile valley near the Syrian
border. "One fate-changing event was the

discovery of an old riverbed that was crossing the whole site from one
end to the other," says Arolat. "This riverbed was defining a structural
axis along the centerline of the site, as the river had washed away all
the layers. If it was not for that, it might not have been possible to build
the structure as it is today." The rest of the steel-composite columns
were placed along the sides of the lot where no artifacts were found.
Boxy, modular guestrooms are lifted and stacked on a platform above
the archaeological discoveries (in part to protect them) and connected
via open-air walkways that allow guests multiple vantage points.
While many architects might view the long process of preservation
a hindrance (Arolat says the client certainly felt disheartened and
questioned their ability to build on the parcel), the hardships along the
way turned into bright opportunities. Take, for instance, the discovery
of a Pegasus mosaic, which Arolat says is one of the most prominent
pieces in the property's exhibition. During the foundation work, the
excavation team uncovered the well-preserved mosaic from the 2nd
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From the Publisher
Front of House
Movers and Makers: BD’s Up-and-Coming Hoteliers
Future Forward: Brands Forecast
Ante Up: New Hotel Revenue Streams
Just Right: Mid-Sized Design Firms
Museum Hotel Antakya
Arctic Bath
Head of the Class: The 2020 Boutique 18
Products: Inspiration for Every Room
Ad Index
Checking In: Josh Wyatt
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