Bandirma Design Park

Bandirma Design Park

The project’s primary aim is to create an attraction center not only for Bandırma’s local population but also for visitors and close by settlements. In order to support this, a macroscaled strategy plan has been developed by studying eight main subjects; Utilization diversity, Transportation, Green space, Water, Climate, Morphology, Demography and Application model. Carrying out these topics from macro to micro scale, a new urban pattern has been designed by referencing the existing natural and manmade interventions on the area. The project proposes an infiltrating layout of structures within the gaps provided by the existing conditions. Without any zoning, the project simply aims to settle where the area naturally leads to. This approach leads the architectural programme into a fragmented structure where the natural parameters such as making use of natural light and orienting towards the scenery defines the main characteristics.

The institute building has been divided into two parts that are elevated from the ground level, allowing the preservation of the existing pattern. The cores of the blocks that connects the institute with the ground level are placed upon elevated platforms that can implement diverse programmes. The retail function has been divided into two parts, and following the existing building scale of Bandirma these parts are divided into smaller units.

The four-starred hotel rooms are positioned on existing concrete blocks wheread the five-starred hotel’s form is associated with the existing concrete platforms. Both hard and softscape designs of the landscape also refences the existing conditions in design and material.

The proposed plantation strategy takes into account the prevention of erosion, providing feed for existing animals and requiring no maintenance. The choice of materials also follows the existing conditions. The natural stone that comes out from the local quarry and talus that is used as the main ingredient in mosaic pavements is proposed to be used.

  • Year / Month :2017
  • Program : Institute, Retail, Hotel
  • Client : Bandirma Municipality
  • Status : Competition / 4th Honourable Mention Prize
  • Area : 261 471 m²
  • Colloborators : TYLA (Tarik Yasar, Tugyan Kepkep)
  • Team : Inan Karacay, Ilker Ertugrul, Bengi Altunay, Basak Enuysal, Ali Talha Koc
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