Turkish architects to design Troy museum

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Yalin Mimarlik, a Turkish architecture firm, has won a competition to design an archeological museum in northwest Turkey, on the site of the ancient city of Troy.

Famous for the mythical siege in Homer’s Iliad, the site was first excavated in 1870.

Taking the form of a large cube clad in corten steel panels, the museum can be accessed through a ramp leading underground.

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Visitors can walk up ramps leading through the exhibition areas to a rooftop terrace, with other features including conservation laboratories as well as a storage space for the a collection that includes ancient artifacts of 3000 years.

The museum will also include activity areas, a shop and a café and restaurant.

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