The project for covering the Imperial Palace and Visitors’ Center is important as the first systematic approach for preserving and presenting an ancient archaeological site in Sirmium. The solution to cover the structure was the result of the intent to protect the entire area of the archaeological site, an area of approximately 2,680 m2. The architecture of the new construction is visually compatible with its urban environment and functionally allows for the conservation and preservation of the archaeological site. The Visitors’ Center has three levels. The entrance to the site is located on the ground floor, and there is an art gallery on the upper level. On the ground floor there is also a souvenir shop and cafe. A pathway allows visitors access to the lower level, where the actual archaeological remains are located.
The project was financed by the Ministry for Culture and the Ministry for the Economy and Regional Development and the City of Sremska Mitrovica. The project was executed by the professional staff of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Monuments, Sremska Mitrovica and its Director, Ljubiša Šulaja. Project design and presentation was the work of architects Adrijana Škorić and Ivan Filipović.