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Politecnico di Milano (2020)

I fantasmi e le architetture velate. Proposta per la valorizzazione del sito archeologico di Masada (Judean Desert of Negev)

Boraschi, Sara ; Bernareggi, Sofia

Titre : I fantasmi e le architetture velate. Proposta per la valorizzazione del sito archeologico di Masada (Judean Desert of Negev)

Auteur : Boraschi, Sara ; Bernareggi, Sofia

Université de soutenance : Politecnico di Milano

Grade : Laurea Magistrale 2020

Résumé
The archeological site of Masada stands on an isolated plateau in the Judean Desert of Negev near to the shores of the Dead Sea. In the beginning Herod the Great conceived this area as an independent fortress and one of the most important events of the Roman history took place right in this location. At the time of the siege, Masada was occupied by the Zealots, a group of Jewish people. According to the events written by Flavius Josephus in “The Jewish War”, when the Roman soldiers, led by Lucius Flavius Silva, managed to reach the top of the fortress, they found out the mass suicide committed by the Zealots. The fortress remained abandoned until the early nineteenth century : two American students discovered the site and after this the Israeli Institutions started some works of excavation, mapping and conservation of the archeological area. Nowadays the Park of Masada is internationally well-known, and a large number of tourists comes to visit the site. The ruins of the ancient palaces built by Herod and the extraordinary panoramic views over the desert are the reasons why visitors come to Masada. In order to enhance the archeological site, characterized by its history, culture and beauty, the thesis project wants to design a new architectural system. The intervention gives a new treatment of the museum space idea to visitors. The Zealots’ memory comes true through an ephemeral architecture : the lightness and the shades of the structures seem to vanish behind the natural landscape.

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