Project Applications

Saint Irene Basilica


Istanbul, Turkey


Turkish Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities

General Contractor




Engineering Consultant

Studio Croci & Associati

Construction Period

4th – 8th Century

Type of Project

Monuments / Religion Building

Size of Structure


Main features used in this application Masonry analysis Cracked analysis with total strain crack model

Description on this project

Located in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace, Hagia Irene has the typical form of a Roman basilica, consisting of a nave and two aisles, which are divided by three pairs of piers. This helps to support the galleries above the narthex. Semicircular arches are also attached to the capitals which also helps to provide support to the galleries above. The basilica is approximately 100m long and the dome itself is 15m wide and 35m high and has twenty windows. Design and seismic retrofitting, reliefs, non-destructive investigations, shaking table tests of a physical model on a scale of 1:10.



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Project Contact Studio Croci & Associati
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    Viale Marco polo, 37 00154 Rome, Italy

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    The company was founded in 1985 by the activity of Prof. Giorgio Croci, and specializes itself in design and tests for civil engineering and for the architecture, with particular attention to structural and architectural design, to the diagnostics, to the consolidation and restoration of monumental structures, to the seismic protection, to the survey.

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