VERTICAL CAMPUS: IZMIR SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

WHERE KORDON ENDS...

The design solution attends to how the site is configured within the city of Izmir. In such circumstances the site becomes a key parcel in bringing to an end the urban tradition that exists along the Kordon strip. A large scale Urban analysis of Alsancak suggests a layering in the city fabric which consists of the built pattern, Kordon and the sea. This layering can be seen to break off at our site; the massive car park to the South of the site being a very prominent anomaly in the city’s urban trend. In consistency with these layers and the importance of the East corner of the site as a shock absorber or node, layers are created on site responding to urban conditions on site and beyond. While the campus grows vertically in layers along the site , it also grows within the city, knitting through the fabric, with its distinct form bringing recognition to the function of the wherever seen in the city. At the sea front the form intends to absorb the tension that comes from the dense, wall-like construction on the Izmir seafront and also finalise the social life of Kordon. The unusual metallic finish and fluid form brings a distinct typology that parasitically infests the city of Izmir.