Umayyad Archaeological Garden
Jerusalem

The completed excavations of the 6th-century palace of the Umayyad sultans of Jerusalem have been preserved as an archaeological garden. In the palace courtyard a new structure offers a shady place from which to contemplate 'the pleasure of ruins'. Its form is inspired by the stone shade pavilion next to the Dome of the Rock, but it is built as a laser-cut steel structure of two-inch pipes strengthened by flat steel flanges that widen and narrow according to the bending moments, in the process taking on forms reminiscent of Islamic decorative motifs.


Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Location
Jerusalem
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Events
2002
Style Periods
661-750
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 300 m²; combined floor area: 8,000 m²; total site area: 8,000 m²
Building Usages
landscape