VERTICAL CAMPUS: IZMIR SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

KNOT

Main idea that configures the project is dissolution into the city. Verticality in architectural programs most commonly exhibited in high rise buildings tend to be emerge autistic, introverted characteristics, resulting with inabilities in communicating with the urban environment. The project aims to create connections by dissolving the public functions offered in the program through Alsancak, especially Kordon, while protecting the autonomous characteristic of the campus tower for the sake of privacy that is required. In doing so, the project creates an inviting atmosphere for public users within respective programs, combining the vertical and horizontal characteristics of with regards to publicity and privacy. The main focus on the project is to bring circulation from the biggest public green – Kordon, elevating users gradually to terraces, or more specifically, “city floors” which provide public areas with vistas towards the sea and the city, higher from ground level.