The Tomb of Gül Baba, an Ottoman-era monument in the Hungarian capital Budapest, has received two awards of excellence on the 2020 Prix d’Excellence Awards, as half of which the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) evaluated probably the most prestigious initiatives from all around the world. The monument, which was fully renovated by the cooperation of the Turkish and Hungarian governments in 2018, has received the golden award in the class of Public Infrastructure and the silver award in the class of Heritage.
Built by Ottoman authorities in Hungary between 1543 and 1548 in the identify of Gül Baba, an Ottoman Bektashi dervish poet and companion of Sultan Suleiman I, the tomb has grow to be one of a very powerful vacationer sights in Budapest. It has been topped with two awards by the FIABCI for its superior architectural high quality and complicated panorama design. The proven fact that the Tomb of Gül Baba was deemed worthy of two awards in the identical competitors highlights the worldwide significance of the restoration of the monument.
Speaking on the Prix d’Excellence Awards, Adnan Polat, president of the Foundation for the Protection of the Heritage of the Tomb of Gül Baba, stated, “We are very proud and honored that the Tomb of Gül Baba has received two awards on the similar time on such an essential worldwide platform.” Polat underlined that this pleasure and honor are the outcomes of the joint success of the Hungarian and Turkish governments, which restored the historic construction collectively and share many commonalities in their previous, values and imaginative and prescient for the long run.
“As the Foundation for the Protection of the Heritage of the Tomb of Gül Baba, it’s our biggest intention to make this tomb, which is one of probably the most enduring symbols of Turkish-Hungarian friendship, one of a very powerful and visitable cultural locations in the cultural life of Hungary. We additionally intention to make it an essential middle for widespread cultural, social and business relations in Turkish-Hungarian relations,” he stated.
Hungarian Ambassador to Ankara Viktor Matis additionally talked about the Tomb of Gül Baba in a tweet. Noting that there have been some reviews concerning the neglect of Ottoman heritage websites in some nations, Matis wrote that the Ottoman-era Tomb of Gül Baba in Hungary is in such an incredible situation that it received awards.
As a consequence of the architectural restoration of the tomb, the consolation and comfort of guests have been ensured, and a convention room, exhibition space and cafe make it attainable to arrange high-level cultural occasions on the web site. The distinctive, fashionable construction of the historic web site, which now incorporates 21st-century expertise, ensures all guests’ wants are met and that they grow to be knowledgeable throughout their go to. In addition to its architectural restoration, the tomb presents a peaceable ambiance with its spirituality and complicated landscaping, positioned in the middle of town. The restoration work of the Tomb of Gül Baba has additionally contributed to the event of the neighborhood as a vacationer attraction.
The jury of FIABCI evaluated the tomb’s award for excellence, saying: “The undertaking has not solely renewed the tomb itself and its fast neighborhood. At the identical time, by a holistic method that mixes each structure and landscaping, the whole complicated has gained a brand new look and contributed to the renewal of the encircling streets, which have been largely uncared for in the previous.”