Museum of Troy

The Museum of Troy’s adventure which started with the national competition opened by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in January 2011, continued in 2012 with completing application projects of the team of Yalın Mimarlık who won the first prize. The application process which started in 2013, was interrupted in between 2015-2017. The construction process of museum has restarted in 2017 .The museum was opened to visit in October 10, 2018 after 14 months time of work. Museum of Troy is now a candidate for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) for 2020 by the European Museum Forum (EMF).

Architecture, exhibition and landscape design of the museum adopt same basic principles. The design does not go beyond the ruins of Troy, and supports interpretation of the ruins. In doing so, it comes from the surrounding natural and architectural textures, the knowledge and experience provided by archeology, and the pre-knowledge in the memory of the visitors. From the outside, the museum is perceived as a giant discovery in the landscape rising from a crevice on the ground. The rusted metal (corten) coated structure has changed color as a broken pottery took from soil. It makes you feel like it has a history with its unique texture.

The architectural design gathers all the support functions on a single floor under ground. This floor is an undiscovered floor covered with landscape. The building where the exhibition is located, is a square plan with 32x32 m. dimensions rising from this floor. Workshops, warehouses, entrances, ateliers, conference halls and technical volumes are arranged around this square plan exhibition structure. It surrounds a circulating band that separates and connects the supporting functions of the exhibition structure from all four sides. While going up from the ramps, geography, fields and archeological site of Troy can be seen from the crevices on the front. The roof of the museum works as a giant observation deck. The terrace offers the opportunity to imagine the distant and recent history of Troy.

Built on a total area of 110.000 m2 , 2400 m2 of the museum’s 11.500 m2 closed area is the exhibition area. The museum is open to visitors with its shops, cafeterias, temporary exhibition hall and conference room. In the west wing of the building, there are offices, laboratory, technical volumes and storage areas.
Type: Museum Exbihition, Employer: Ministry of Culture and, Tourism, Çanakkale Special Provincial, Administration, Location: Çanakkale, Electricity Subcontractor: Sıraç Elektrik, Mechanical Subcontractor: Doğa Mekanik, Landscape Practicing: Solgunlar Peyzaj, Land Area: 110.000 m2, Total Construction Area: 11.500 m2, Project Owner: Yalın Mimarlık, Photographs: Studio Majo | Engin Gerçek, Graphic Design: POMPAA, Graphic Application: İnomedya, Interactive Design & Practice: Küp Prodüksiyon, Showcase Production Company: Fibula, Date of Contract: 16.08.2017, Work Completion Date: 28.12.2018