A New Topography for Production
Uncontrolled excessive consumption kills societies slowly, just like cancer. In years, Bodrum has transformed from a productive city which is full of culture, into a city of consumption. The question asked: How we consume the land both in philosophical and literal means? The project is based on the topological relation between the production value and the existing topography. The study focused on how the consumption can consume the land and corrupt the ground, by creating a hollow. Consumption area creates a hollow while the productive areas stay flat. To achieve this, the maps of consumption are overlapped to create a corrosion map. The corrosion map is modeled as a three-dimensional topological surface, which can be applied as a new topography. And since, Bodrum is literally a productive land, by removing the consumption, the potential to create production emerges. The topology of consumption created deep holes in the ground, and to balance the productivity, the project proposes layers of productive programs to "flatten" the topological hollows. The productive areas create a network in Bodrum. In some areas, the holes are filled with water, due to the underground water network, and seawater. These areas are used for water harvesting. In other areas, historical elements are exposed. The proposal aims to achieve to make the consumption spatially visible, in order to be able to intervene architecturally and transform Bodrum into productive land.