The Museum Hotel Antakya (C3 no.406)


EAA – Emre Arolat Architecture

C3 no.406 / pp.186-199 (14 pages)


The Museum Hotel Antakya _ EAA – Emre Arolat Architecture

Antakya, Turkey, 2019

A modular hotel in Turkey both preserves and integrates ancient archaeological ruins into its architecture
Situated near Saint Peter’s Church on Mount Starius in Antakya, the Museum Hotel sits on an archaeological site claimed to have housed the first Christian congregation in Turkey, dating back to antiquity. The 199-room hotel pays homage to the amazing mosaics, baths and piazzas discovered during the first drills of the site and draws on the tensioned relationship between archaeology and architecture, by intertwining the ancient with the modern. […]