Argos , a case study


Project description

Argos in Cappadocia hotel complex is made up of a recovered ancient ruins, caves and underground tunnels, in the 2000-year-old abandoned neighborhood on the hillside facing Pigeon Valley of Uchisar. The result of an ambitious restoration project strongly desired by the visionary owner Gökşin Ilıcalı, in consultation with master architect Turgut Cansever over a period of 20 years, in which the principles of preservation of historical texture are never sacrificed to meet the requirements of the tourism industry. The main purpose of the restoration was to re-create the texture of the neighborhood by restoring and re-constructing a series of traditional houses adjacent to one another and give it a new identity, without losing its unique and ancient local spirit. Today, the hotel contributes to the social, cultural and economic life of the village of Uchisar, with a unique under-ground tunnel, restaurant, wide terraces, gardens and vineyards. A magnificent multi-purpose hall created by the restoration of a 1500-year-old rock-carved monastery (Bezirhane) hosts a series of cultural events from concerts to symposia. A clear example of cultural heritage, significant case study for faculties of architecture and tourism all over the world.

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda

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Heritage Hotels

Central Asia & Caucaso / Turkey / Cappadocia

Perched just above the historic rocky fortress of Uçhisar, in the heart of Cappadocia, the Argos resort is an oasis steeped in the history, and culture of Turkey. Its structure emerges from the ruins of an ancient monastery and extends through an anc...

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