New Integrated Knowledge based approachs to the protection of cultural heritage from Earthquake-induced Risk

Students works

An Introductory Guide to Pottery Conservation: From Excavation to Preservation, January 2014

Akko Aqueduct Pipes Building Technique, January 2014

Technical conservation plan for an architectural detail in the Khan El Faranj, January 2014

How to Write about Architectural Conservation: the Publication in Peer-Reviewed Journals, January 2014

Field report of work in Biet Loya, 2012

Work methods in Biet Loya, June 2012

On the road to Zion, 2012

Grouting for Caesar: The Vault Complex and High Level Aqueduct at Caesarea After 20 Years, 2012

A Vision for Khan esh-Shawarda, 2012

Documentation of the floor of the main hall, 2nd Story, The International Conservation Center, Citta' di Roma, 2011

The Work on Two Column Bases at the ICC Building, Old Akko, 2011

Exhibiting the Objects of the International Conservation Centre (ICC), 2011

A Catalog for the Aegean Wares excavated by Dr. Edna J.Stern in 2009: A Directory for the Archives of the Israel Antiquities Authority, 2011

Presenting the Hammam al-Pasha: Conserving Heritage by Creating an Attraction, 2011

Typology of British Mandate Period Residential Buildings in New City Akko 2010

Acre, Sabil Al- Jazzar, January 2010

Acre, Sadirvan Al-Jazzar, July 2010

Contents of British Mandate Archeological Inspection Files Archive, 2010

Documenting Akko’s Metalwork, 2009

Historic Mortars and their durability, in the Old City of Akko, 2010

Historical Documentation of the Water Cisterns under the Jazzar Pasha Mosque in Acre, 2010

Revitalization of Weizman Street, 2010

The International Conservation Center in Acre, Historic Assessment. 2007

The Ottoman Water Distribution System in Acre, 2009

The Wall that Stopped Napoleon, 2010
Documentation report of BURJ EL-KASHLA, Old City of Akko 2011
Igor Demchenko, Bin Li and Judy Zheng Jia

Burj el Kashla is located in the southwest border of the old city of Akko. This area used to be the Templar Compound of the Crusade period. The current structure is part of the Ottoman city wall, an important military monument of Akko dating back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The city wall of Akko represents well-preserved Ottoman fortification work of the Arab Sheikh Daher el ‘Omar’, of the succeeding Tyrkish pashas, el Jazzar, Suleiman and Abdullah, and of the Egyptian conqueror Ibrahim Phasha. And later the structure was reinforced and reused during the British Mandate.

This site appears several times in some literature, historic maps, drawings and photos as well as surveys of the old city and the city wall. However, few precedent researches or surveys have ever specified to this part of the city wall, which make our work essential for archives and interventions. As a result, this documentation report will provide preparatory information for further conservation and development projects of Burj el Kashla, as well as the southwest part of the old city of Akko.

The basic methodologies include:
- research of the literature, historic maps, drawings and photos, former surveys and planning
- photo documentation
- on-site observation and survey
- catagorization and comparison
- evaluation and strategic proposal

This documentation report contains four main parts:
1. Historical Documentation,
studys the history of the structure and possible functions;
2. Architectural Documentation,
studys the building materials and techniques;
offers photo documentations and descriptions of each part
of the ruin.
3. Urban Analysis,
analyzes the urban structure, transporation and accessibility,
current pavement and activities, visual and perceptual features.
4. Evaluation and Recommendation,
evaluate the values and potentials of the site; list principles and possible recommendations; provide case study and strategic visions. Due to the limit of time and the constraints of available information, this documentation is preliminary. As we did not manage to get the architectural measurement files, the chapter of architectural documentation is based on photo documentation. Further architecural servey, engineering documentation, excavations, indepth conservation studies, planning, programming, landscpae and architectural designs are needed for proposals and interventions of next steps.

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A project within the framework of "Saving the Stones: Practical Conservation Training Internship".
The International Conservation Center - Città di Roma, Old Acre 


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