ON THE EDGE OF THE CITY: A CREATIVE CENTER AT THE PORT OF IZMIR
IZMIR PASSENGER PORT & COMMUNITY CENTER
Izmir Passenger Port & Community Center
Alsancak Passenger Port is a gate for Izmir, one of the first seen structure from the sea, a symbolic architecture for the silhouette of Izmir. Therefore, it is aimed to create a positive impression towards cruise passengers and local citizens for Izmir and also Turkey. It is designed for the passengers to use the port not only as a transition area, but also to learn about Izmir with exhibitions, take a rest in cafes and have a pleasant time while waiting their departures. Proposed fluid circulation between programs through continuous surface flow that starts with city landscape and continues with ramps inside the port, physically and visually allows visitors to create interaction between passengers and the local people.