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URBAN DEVELO PM ENT CITY OF KUFA - IRAQ arch. Carlo Leopardi


Arch. Carlo Leopardi 00186 Roma - Piazza S. Anastasia, 3 Tel: +39.06.64770157 e-mail cleopardi@carloleopardi.com Collaboratori Arch. Erika Buoncristiani Arch. Ivan Contreras Rubio


1. Identification and analysis of the intervention area 2. Design proposal 3. Perspective views 4. Exploitation of Dar Al-Imara Palace 5. Museum arrival point 6. Hammam arrival point


2. KUFA NAYAF

1. NAYAF

map of Iraq

Kufa city plan

PROJECT The project we are presenting is intended to create an archaeological park, and to establish within this park new architectural structures for the realization of important existing historical, cultural and religious elements.

the city. The ancient part is vitally connected to the new one, therefore is not to be planned independently from it. The project area is composed of three main elements, which are going to be the fundamental points of the new project: landscaping, buildings and routes.

The goals of the project are as follows: - Pilgrimage to the holy buildings - Visit to the museum - Visit to the archaeological area - Reception and resting of the visitors The area of interest consists of a large, mainly archaeological zone surrounded by the recently developed part of

The LANDSCAPING will involve both the archaeological area (shadowing) and the recent one. The PATHS (mainly suitable for vehicles) of the recent part are to be used in order to reach the archaeological area. Within it, several pedestrian paths will be located, either based on the archaeological remains, created by actual use, or determined by the hypothetical cartogra-


GREAT MOSQUE

DAR AL-IMARA PALACE MOSQUE

MUSEO

1. Nayaf city

2. Kufa city: site of the development

phy (to be verified afterwards through the archaeological excavations).

connecting museum, archaeological area and holy buildings.

The existing BUILDINGS, mosques and museum, are the main attractions of the site, and will be supported by new elements: coverings, equipped areas, and a hammam will also be located near to the mosque for the reception of pilgrims.

PHASE TWO: Intensification of the connections between equipped areas and holy buildings, expansion of the pedestrian paths among the attractions and within them, such as the museological walk inside the ruins of the Al Imar Palace. Finally, outlining the future areas for the archaeological excavations.

The project is intended to be permanently evolving. Different phases are expected: PHASE ONE: Realization of an autonomous system with covered equipped areas and location of the main paths

FOLLOWING PHASES: Intensification of the tasks accomplished in the previous phases, which will be repeated in different places and timing, according to the needs, in order to create a process of non-stop development.


1. IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE INTERVENTION AREA

airview

3. mosque 1. great mosque of kufa

2. Dar Al-Imara palace

4. Kufa museum


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1. great mosque of Kufa 2. archeological excavations of Dar Al-Imara palace

great mosque of Kufa and Dar Al-Imara palace

city of Kufa (Al Janabi’s reconstruction)


1. IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE INTERVENTION AREA

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general plan: site of the development

1. Great Mosque 2. Dar Al-Imara palace 3. Kufa museum 4. mosque


main pathways

1. Great Mosque 2. Dar Al-Imara palace 3. Kufa museum 4. mosque

vehicle paths pedestrian paths

overlap of the ancient city and modern city plans


2. DESIGN PROPOSAL

design proposal plan

DESIGN PROPOSAL - PEDESTRIAN CONNECTION BETWEEN KUFA MUSEUM AND GREAT MOSQUE - DAR AL-IMARA PALACE EXPLOITATION - DEVELOPMENT OF THE AREA SURROUNDING THE GREAT MOSQUE: PROPOSAL FOR A PILGRIMAGE TOUR AND ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK - ARCHEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS - VEHICLE PATHS, PARKING AND REST AREA SYSTEM


THE PROJECT IS DEVELOPED IN FOUR PHASES

design proposal diagram

arrival point, bus stations


3. PERSPECTIVE VIEWS

1. Kufa museum / arrival point

2. pedestrian paths / rest area / archeological excavations

3. general view


4. rest area

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5. rest area / archeological excavation 1

key plan

URBAN DEVELOPMENT A. PEDESTRIAN PATHS B. REST AREA C. ARCHEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS 6. pedestrian paths / Dar Al-Imara palace A. PEDESTRIAN PATHS - pathway connecting museum and great mosque - pilgrimage tour - Dar Al-Imara overhead tour B. REST AREA - urban facilities - landscaping and covered apaces - archeological excavations - arrival point - bus station C. ARCHEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS - development of Dar Al-Imara palace and museological tour - organization of archeological excavations and public spaces

7. arrival point / Hammam


4. EXPLOITATION OF DAR AL-IMARA PALACE

Dar Al-Imara palace plan: pedestrian way system

key plan

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ROUTES DIAGRAM a. museographic tour at palace level b. museographic tour at archeological level c. overhead pedestrian pathway 4


5. MUSEUM ARRIVAL POINT

museum arrival point plan

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Diagram of tree positioning variants

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key plan

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6. HAMMAM ARRIVAL POINT

plan of arrival point: Hammam

key plan

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3D section AA


3. hammam

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