|Client:||Republic Of Iraq, Ministry Of Turism And Antiquities
Republic Of Italy, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Italian Development Cooperation, Task Force Iraq
Ministry Of Cultural Heritage And Activities, General Secretariat
Superior Institute For The Conservation And Restoration
|Collaborator:||Arch. Erika Buoncristiani
Arch Ivan Contreras Rubio
|Description:||The project falls within a broader program to salvage and expand the provincial museums of Kufa, Nasiriyah and Diwanieh in Southern Iraq. The common aim is to provide not only exhibition rooms, but also spaces intended for research and protection of artistic heritage, education and entertainment.
The existing museum consists of two separate buildings. The project develops the existing museum by connecting these with a new unit to house the research facilities and the new exhibition halls and adding a new independent building for the cultural facilities. The outdoor area will be redesigned so as to connect the buildings by means of paved paths and vegetation using local palms and orange trees.