1106 Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center

Open Architectural Competition

Location: Istanbul, Turkey Type: Public
Size: 9500sq.m
Status: Competition
Client: Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul

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Symbols The square represents the human nature; the triangle and the circle are forms of energy Pyramid - Heaven, Choice, Fire; Cub - Earth, Utility, Stability; Sphere - Sun, Infinity, Everlasting Human behavior Expresses emotion, experience, fear, joy... Through all means of communication Influences; Relations; Activities Building The emotional influence of the facade is a reflection of the nature conditions during the seasons, the day and the night. The climate features: rainfall, wind, air humidity, temperature amplitude and sunshine, create dynamic facade effects. Polarization, reflections, steam, scatter… bred by the interaction of water and sun. Crying facade, a metaphor of contextual presence of the building, is dematerializing the shape. The facade absorbs humidity and energy from the air by its mossy surface and electrochemical process, it recognizes the presence of people in the space of the building by means of the air exchange of heating ventilating installation. The facade tectonics is developed by the authors in collaboration with Bulgarian academy of sciences / institute of physical chemistry.