MARKING THE HORIZON | horizon between the past and future

In the current century, our world has seen a few epidemics such as Ebola Virus Disease, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and the pandemic called COVID-19 all of us have faced its primary or secondary effects. In this process, the significance of big data is undeniable. We call the large and complex data sets obtained from the new sources BIG DATA. Monitoring, modeling, forecasting, and controlling the pandemic got easier with data science. More importantly, data sharing has created a global understanding, enabling us to manage the crisis we are all facing.

There has been an abundance of critically important research on COVID-19 from medical, epidemiological, and virological disciplines. However, new outbreaks have repeatedly shown how the challenges of epidemics are “not limited to health but are far broader”. Building back better after COVID-19 will require renewed attention to the social aspects of development, especially those related to education, employment, social protection, and health care.

But to forget the trauma, move on, and pay it no mind, won't help. It'd be a disservice to history and the future as a result of new epidemics that will repeat in the future. For this reason, this period we live in creates a HORIZON BETWEEN THE PAST AND THE FUTURE. By marking this horizon line in history, we can get over the pandemic process and move on to the post-pandemic process.

While the city of “Istanbul” hosts different people from all parts of the society is a great location to examine the effects of the pandemic in the social context, “Atatürk Airport” an important center in terms of concerning all the stakeholders of the city and connecting passengers is a suitable place for the project.

In this context, it is important to collect data on other crises as well as data on the pandemic. Atatürk Airport may be a terminal where other bases like this one can interlock and work together in the future.


The project is linked to the International Terminal of Atatürk Airport and provides access to visitors at three intersection points with the most increased density.

Area:10.000 square meters
Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Designer: Berrak Işık
Instructors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru Yılmaz, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ülkü İnceköse