Urban Entanglement: Design Factory
Project site having two main approaches, one from Alsancak Railway Station, other from Kordon, the aim was to connect these approaches while placing the building footprint against carpark. The program had tyo different type of activies, a commercial one, having retails, library, exhibition etc. and three different production clusters. Commercial part is wider, to create a ‘skirt’ for the clusters. Architectural mesh covers the building, acting as a ribbon, to create sun shading and visual continuity between different programs. It also enables the secondary circulation, following its lower edge. Atriums are placed inside the clusters, to increase interaction between programs. Green roofs are also used to reduce the glare, and heat reflection due to İzmir’s climatic conditions.