ON THE EDGE OF THE CITY: A CREATIVE CENTER AT THE PORT OF IZMIR
AUTOMATIVE TECH HISTORY & CULTURE MUSEUM
Automative Tech History & Culture Museum
Today we are in a transition period when the shift from internal combustion engines to electric power trains. Therefore, currently a lot is going on in car industry. Many investments and developments are being made even more than ever before.
The purpose of the museum is to show the processes of development of automobile technology from the invention of the car and create an awareness and appreciation among people in that transition process with a chronological and linear narrative. The area where the museum is located also has a lively car culture within itself. At a close proximity there are car modification and repair places, various brands showrooms and alongside them there are horse carriages. These dynamics are also to be a part of the museum and enrich this culture in the site.
Development of car technology cannot be thought without its culture and its future. In that sense car culture means that motorsports, influential drivers, historic races/teams, revolutionary people in car industry, wars and crisis’s effects on the industry and so on. Meanwhile, in terms of its future, R&D is the main element of development. To contribute to that development architectural program includes R&D areas. These R&D areas are added to exhibition of the museum to create a link between the past and the future letting visitors experience through past and the future.
Since car Technology and culture are very rich topics, along with a museum exhibition a temporary exhibition space is added to program. It will host various exhibitions from different eras and topics on automobile history in order to focus on one specific topic or era in automobile history.