Istanbul, Kayasehir Project
Content of Design:
Cafes, Restaurants, Botanical Garden Greenhouse and WC units
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Seçil Zontur Paksoy, Burcu Gül Yıldıray
The proposed project is located in Kayaşehir Valley. The Valley which is encircled with mass habitation is designed for supporting social reinforcement and recreational needs. The café, restaurant, and public toilet located in the Valley and work with landscape project of botanical garden. The buildings work with the landscape, got hidden under earth and have green roofs. Each cafeteria has different size and organized variously, but the green roofs of the buildings are shaped via tracking landscape permissions. In contrast to angled and rectangle forms of interiors, roofs are in curvilinear soft forms.
Apart from the underground buildings, two buildings are worth to mention, one of which is twin restaurant building, twin restaurant building also has a green roof and designed in such a form as if it is teared apart and levitating on the air. Roof mentioned also follows the same details of other green roofs. One of the structures mentioned above called ’’botanical garden’’ is designed as a focal structure. It is meant to serve as an exhibition area for botanical plants. Although it is a focal structure in terms of scale and accessibility, it is quite human-scale structure. Green belts embracing the structure plans on high level of grounds are traces of exhibited botanical plants.