Project subject: create a new 'fictive hybrid' city.
Wet-air city. The city derives its name from the water problem, the biggest breaking moment it has experienced in the past. This problem begins with the disposal of dead creatures and a number of wastes into the water. Over time, this smell, which rises above sea level, spreads throughout the lower layer of the city. The spread of this smell leads to consequences such as diseases in the city, disruption of order, and fighting. After that, the locals are looking for a solution. Along with the discovery of a piece of land opposite the island where they settled, streams from the mountain are discovered. These streams bring alluvial soil over time. The fact that the incoming land is suitable for agriculture helps people find the main source of production. Thus, they believe that water that used to be harmful can now be useful. This discovered land creates the production area of the city; the residential island is being redesigned.
During the design of the residential island, a number of decisions were taken, such as rethinking the approach to housing, rethinking transportation, rethinking the use of energy resources, rethinking the concept of equality when people have a more egalitarian understanding. Built on a modular construction system, everyone has their own living spaces in this city. Capsules with these living areas also provide urban transportation. Thus, an understanding of a city that is far from the smell in the lower layer of the city and is in relationship with the sky comes to the fore. The town has a residential island, the mainland where production is made, an island of wind turbines and an island of solar panels.
The users of the city are examined in two different groups: stable - changeable. The community, which includes people who are farmers, fishermen, energy technicians, architects, engineers, scientists or researchers, goes to the working Islands during the day with the help of their capsules, and when they are done, they return to the residential island and hang out at the upper levels of the stations called houses. These capsules, which can be attached to different stations every day, eliminate the concept of family in the city. And he continues the concept of equality that can prevent conflicts. Constants live in capsules located at the floor level of stations called houses. Elderly people, children and people who work online from the house make up this group. Thus, the stable of each station, the capsule, is considered the owner of that house. In homes where changeable are included as guests every day, there are common areas designed for both types of users to use. Co-kitchen, WC, seating areas ... A user is eligible for their capsule to be changeable when they turn 18. At the age of 65, this right is taken away from him and he continues to live with his stable capsule.
Capsules describe a different perception of space in which each user can live with their own personal belongings in the minimal space created. For these capsules, which can move with the electrical energy they receive from the stations, public space buildings in the city constitute another parking point.
The project, designed specifically for the city, meets the city's public space requirement. Located on the residential island, this project is located on the square of the residential island, preserving the axis that forms the city's production line. This project, consisting of a daily education center and a research center, is designed in accordance with the analysis of stable-changeable user types.
Daily education center; the main unit located in the center of the city consists of four auxiliary units, two to the west of the city and two to the East. The centre aims to teach older people about the subjects they have knowledge about, where fixed users can spend time during the day. In addition, agriculture, which is the main source of production of the city, is considered as vertical agriculture here, and there are also different programs where technological research is conducted on this topic. Daily education center in accordance with these programs; the greenhouse consists of a shared kitchen, individual working classes, a technology area and terraces open to common use.
The research center, located in the other part of the project, is located on an axle extending from the main pier, which allows the transport of plants located on the residential island of the city. The center aims to study endemic plants obtained in agriculture, which is the source of production of the city, and to develop vertical agriculture in this direction. This center, which features variable users as a tutorial, also creates a meeting point for fixed users and creates an area where they can get professional support in the study of vertical agriculture and plants they work on in the daily training center. As a result of the program created, exhibition areas that allow the exhibition of research products; informing the public, conference room where they can have a say in the production of the city; there are workshops where the public can study and work on plants, and public terraces quite close to the sky where they can park their pods at stations and spend time together and observe. In addition, the research center has a laboratory that can be used by people in a variable group, such as scientists, researchers, farmers. The laboratory aimed to study endemic plants obtained in agriculture, turning a process in which they could experiment by working jointly on it into spatial. For this purpose, there are specially designed reel and tape systems in the laboratory. These systems aim to help the user act jointly, to cycle the process as soon as possible and to help the innovative aspects of the laboratory.
The project is carried with the help of steel construction consisting of reinforced concrete bearing cores located in the center of each unit and continuing along each floor and cantilever beams connected to the core. The system, which includes elevators and toilets located on the core axle, allows the structure to both rises and create open plans without columns in the space. The project, which includes public space, semi-public and private spaces, emphasizes permeability by creating Open, semi-open and closed spaces and using glass, polycarbonate and decoupling concrete materials with different transparency. On the other hand, the project aimed to give a different dimension to stratification and use by examining the functions of elements such as facade, door, balustrade. Thus, the project has established itself in the texture of the city.
Under the supervision of:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ipek Vedia Yurekli Inceoglu