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Moda is a district that located on the coastline and it is cultural heart of Kadıköy, with all the art centers and theaters, movie theaters etc. The project area which is in Moda Coast is occupied by car park area of Ispark and ISKI of municipality.There is a park starts where these facilities end.
It is decided to demolish this Ispark, ISKI and turn this area into a social - cultural space and build a performing art center in order to create a catalyst to achive that.
For this performing art center, first design criteria is ; “It needs to Respect to inhabitants of Moda and Moda itself” to achive that building level is equalized to the street level. So it is not blocking the view of the Mühürdar Street. It blends with the topography and connects to the street so it creates an elevated recreation area on the top of building where the building meets with street.This recreation area has two vista point, observation deck which allows people to sit and watch the view.
The building mass split into 2 pieces with a huge stairs from the axis from Mehmet Ayvalıtaş Square.The stair allows to have an open air concert on it and its stairs turns into seats for people.
Building is connected under the stair and that particular area is a space for visual-social interaction.This space connects Exhibition - Movie Theater - Main Performing Art Center and Secondary Stage.
The axis from mehmet ayvalitaş square is end up with a Urban Pier where people can meet,and involve in a relation with sea.
Performing Arts Center, Urban Park
Istanbul, Kadıköy, Turkey
Alper Ünlü, Hülya Arı, Esra Kahveci, Funda Uz, Suat Apak, Gökhan Ülken, Alper Derinboğaz, Sevtap Demirkale
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