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Architectural and topographic survey, damage assessment, design and tender documentation for Aghawat mosque in Mosul, Iraq
Description of the project
In 2018, the Director-General of UNESCO launched a flagship initiative “Revive the Spirit of Mosul”, focusing on the human dimension of reconstruction. With the full support of the Government of Iraq and of the UN Secretary-General, UNESCO is coordinating international efforts in two main areas: the restoration and rehabilitation of cultural heritage and the revival of educational and cultural institutions. Within the framework of this initiative, UNESCO has commenced the Project ‘Reviving the Spirit of Mosul by rebuilding one of the historic landmarks namely the Aghawat Mosque.
Aghawat Mosque in West Mosul, Iraq is located in a prominent position adjacent to the Tigris River; located near to the historic old bridge of Mosul and at the nominal entrance to the bazaar area, it served as a very important local landmark.
Currently, the mosque structure is generally intact with a multitude of surface damages. The aim of the project is to understand the severity of the damage across the structure and surfaces by conducting relevant assessments and subsequently propose interventions for rehabilitation and reconstruction under the supervision of UNESCO. A fully coordinated and multi-disciplinary tender package is to be submitted including architectural and structural drawings, whereas is an onsite requirement for electrical, civils and mechanical drawing packages. Tender documentation includes drawings, specification and bills of quantities.
- Architectural & Topographic Survey
- Digitize all hand drawings of Aghawat Mosque, provided by UNESCO, to be checked for accurate measurements on site.
- Detailed survey of all external elevations and surfaces of the Mosque, including Minaret. The survey includes Ortho-photographs of each external elevation.
- Detailed survey of all Internal elevations and surfaces and Ortho-photographs of all internal surfaces.
- Additional 2D vector sections crossing through key destroyed spaces within the mosque and the remaining minaret.
- Detailed survey of decorative or special elements (carvings, mouldings, brick patterns on minaret).
- Detailed survey of infrastructure, including electricity, water, sewage and storm drainage, with all connections and outlets to be indicated on Floorplans.
Type of services provided
II. Damage Assessment & Intervention Mapping
- Damage assessment of unstable structures, deformities, rotations, losses, fractures, integrity, decay, corrosion etc. Structural damages and interventions to be on each elevation internally and externally. Smaller spaces not included within elevations or sections reflect the damage and intervention in plan format, which indicates structural damage using Floor Plan.
- Surface damage assessment and intervention mapping. Damage assessment of surface damage, detachment, cracks, disintegration, fragmentation, erosion, improper layers, coherent/incoherent layers, façade damage, discolouration etc. Surface damages and interventions to be indicated on each elevation internally and externally.
- Mechanical damage assessment and intervention mapping. Damage assessment of material loss, impact damage, abrasion, alteration, additions to structure, deformation etc. Mechanical damages and interventions to be indicated on each elevation internally and externally.
III. Preliminary and Detailed Design for Tender
- Submit preliminary design drawings based on findings from damage assessment and corresponding intervention mapping, under the supervision of UNESCO. Design drawings include plans, sections, elevations and details.
- Complete a full set of Detailed Design drawings equivalent to detailed construction drawings to form the tender package, including an architectural and structural drawing set and any relevant coordinated packages of information (electrical, civils and mechanical). The package include a full building specification along with Bills of Quantities (to be priced based on cost estimation).