TRANSPARENT ZONE : ZERO POINT
Climate change is the change in the climate of the world due to the increase in the average temperatures measured in the land, sea and air throughout the year, as a result of the greenhouse effect caused by the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere, which is formed by the increase in the heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide.
CO2 capture studies against Climate Change, carried out to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, and organizational studies, some of which are carried out on a local and some global scale, continue, but despite this, humanity does not have sufficient data flow to be informed about climate change, does not comply with the agreements made and cannot reach the desired point in the fight. If greenhouse gas emissions continue in this way, global warming will exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052.
DATA TRANSPARENCY !
Transparency; It stands for openness, communication, accessibility and accountability. When it comes together with the word data, it means that data/information can be accessed openly (without hiding, being manipulated) as it is.
TRANSPARENT ZONE PROPOSAL
Although data transparency is important for many issues, it is vitally important for climate change, which is one of the biggest concerns and one of the most serious problems for our future. The purpose of this structure is to lay the foundations of a pioneering system in our country in the fight against this problem, which concerns the whole world and whose effects have begun. The structure has two basic principles.
First, by distributing climate change data to as many people as possible, taking into account the principle of "data transparency"; to increase the number of people who are knowledgeable and aware of the data, to raise the collective awareness of the community in the necessary platforms, and to ensure that more participants are involved in the steps to be taken towards the solution, and to find the opportunity to be discussed on a more democratic basis.
Second, as an activist structure that performs the control and reduction of the presence of CO2, which is the gas that plays the biggest role in the Greenhouse Effect with a rate of 78%, with its own existence; To carry out the steps of research, data collection and inspection on the relevant subject.
To summarize, the first part is the part that makes the structure work like a machine that fights climate change not only in theory but also in practice. In the second part, there are units where people will be conscious of the necessity of preventing climate change, and where they will organize and ensure that decisions are taken and these decisions are supervised.
BACKGROUND OF TRANSPARENT ZONE
The project is located in the Soma district of Manisa province in the Aegean Region. The region in general consists of mountainous and forest areas. Due to its rich lignite coal infrastructure, Soma has become an important focal point in coal mining activities in our country over the years.
Mining activities in Soma cause serious damage to the biodiversity of the region; Forest areas in the region are destroyed, and the activities of the thermal power plant cause air, water and soil pollution.
-Coal is the primary sector that produces the most GHG emissions. Countries have been signing legal regulations and agreements to limit anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions since the late 1980s. Although our country has promised to exit coal by 2030, mining activities are carried out in many regions, especially in Soma.
-The project area is an old mining area whose activities have been discontinued.
-This is located at the midpoint of settlements and mining areas.
-As a result of the decrease in the reserves in Darkale, mining activities are spreading towards Eynez and Kırkağaç.
-This directly leads to the expansion of destroyed forest areas.
All these are factors that affect the positioning of the project in the right spot.
A structure designed like a machine with a carbon capture system while responding to the spatial needs of the organization to solve a problem that threatens humanity.
Designer: Eylül Oğuzlar
Instructor: Ebru Yılmaz, Ülkü İnceköse