VERTICAL CAMPUS: IZMIR SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

THE RIBBON

The idea to locate a campus in a downtown aims to have a strong interactive relation with the city. Besides the campus displays itself to the city and exposes to the city, it also requires privacy. This dichotomy of publicity and privacy tends to be associated with that of verticality and horizontality. My approach to this type of understanding of packing the public and private programs is to designate them in the form of a “Ribbon”, which flows over the site and defines the closed, open, semi-open spaces; as well as public and private in a more integrated manner. While the horizontal movement creates the public spaces like auditoriums, exhibition halls; the vertical move defines the places like studios, seminar rooms, and between them; its move also generates terraces. The Ribbon also envelops the coexisting certified buildings in the site and reorganizes them to enhance the identification of the main entrance to the campus.