"Opencity” approach is developed to cease the problems of gated communities and introvert shopping mall typology and to introduce an urban space pattern to the settlement. The starting point of the project was to disperse the pedestrian and vehicle circulation into two different levels and to create an outdoor circulation route around the commercial and social facilities. Thus, the upper level defines an uninterrupted pedestrian walkway that can cross the entire settlement. The sectional distribution of functions enables a 24/7 living urban habitat.
The project partners are İmar Planning, Dore Architects and İTÜ-MardinT.
Location | Istanbul
Type| Invited competition
Project year | 2010
Client | Ege Yapı
Construction area | 500.000m2
Team | Pınar Gökbayrak, Ali Eray, Burçin Yıldırım, Fırat Doğan, Assist.Prof.Dr. Yüksel Demir (İTÜ MARDİNT), Ebru Ateşoğlu (Dore Mimarlık)
3d Visualisation | Ali Çalışkan, Ahmet Çorapçıoğlu