DWELLING INTO THRESHOLD
-Bilgi Uni. - Arch402 - Graduation Project - Spring 2017
-Conservatory in intersection of areas concluding Taksim Square, Gezi Park and Maçka Valley
-How should a Threshold between an urban park and a main city square functions?
-Advisors: Tansel Korkmaz & Alişan Çırakoğlu
For graduation project, we asked to design a conservatory dedicated to ecucation of music, dance and theatre ; located among Taksim Square - Gezi Park, beside AKM(Ataturk Cultural Center) and in the beginning of Maçka Valley. AKM is first opera building in whole country but now it’ s abandoned since decade of years. Although, Gezi Park was subject of a environmentalist - political movement of Turkey made by young generation in 2013. Now even if the park is open, locals doesn’t prefer to spent time at park because of dangereous homeless population who lives there. In addition of these, Maçka Valley was also biggest park in the city around 60's after Prost Plan but it is unused today because of private buildings -like hotels mostly- which divides whole area by its frontiers.
After an urban analysis aimed to meddle with the most problematical and memorable area of city, by considering the design brief; a future conservatory's have to bring a reintegrative space qualities for unconnected urban islands and also for the users with a wide span. During the process, by responding smoothly to the 12 meter graded landscape of the site; a series of design solutions in various scales are organised carefully as buildings or as its purpose of being a home for culture and its education,