Yedikule – Belgradkapı Urban Rearrangement and Landscape Project
Content of Design:
Management & NGO Building, Restaurant & Cafe, Greenhouses, Studios, Cold Storages, Ecological Market
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Çağlar Gümüş, Esra Sert
Nuri Eren Sepetçi
Agricultural landscaping that lie through and within the fortification walls of Yedikule have sustained their existence despite and throughout all transformation and alteration process of Istanbul till today. The main purposes of the project are determined considering; sustaining the culture of kitchen gardening (vegetable gardening), pass on this tradition to the future generations, and creating solutions for contemporary requirements.
In the project area cultural, social and educational activities about kitchen gardening, permaculture or landscape design can be organized by NGO’s and municipality. Furthermore, contemporary energy efficient design criteria as photovoltaic panels for supplying energy requirements, grey water recycling and rain water harvesting are take into account in the design process of buildings. Proposed project area for the fortification wall of Yedikule and surroundings aimed to host harvesting festival, compost workshops, seed exchange organizations, production of fruits, vegetables, and flowery plants, bazaar, educational activities and works for NGO’s.