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YAP IM-Debris Competition Entry / Yalin Architectural Design

Chosen as one of the five finalists in MOMA’s Young Architectural Program (YAP), Yalin Architectural Design’s proposal ‘IM-Debris’ focuses on how Istanbul and all the other cities in the world have to come up with local solutions to their own problems in global standards. The main purpose of this design is to be within the rubble which we are usually used to observe from a distance, to form a place with every possible material that is left from a construction and to have the visitors re-discover where it came from, in a place designed by it in the first place. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Courtesy of Yalin Architectural Design
Courtesy of Yalin Architectural Design

Istanbul and the economy of Turkey is turning into a metropolis where construction and land rents lead the way. We are about to form a city with no memories and no past, and we are doing it without any masterplans by saying "Big cities are designed by big projects". Maybe we already did. In this case it's not hard to guess how small roles the "green painting" actions -such as green roofs, solar energy, wind turbines and partially cleaning the air- play, when these giant attacks are in motion.

Courtesy of Yalin Architectural Design
Courtesy of Yalin Architectural Design

Our proposal is to design a place that will reflect this crucial act. The raw material for this design is rubble, the construction itself.

Architects: Yalin Architectural Design
Location: Istanbul Modern Museum, İstanbul, Turkey
Design Team: Ömer Selçuk Baz, Lebriz Atan, Ege Battal, Cihan Poçan, Ece Özdür, Şehri Kaygısız
Consultants: Okan Bal, Deniz Ünsal
Area: 660 sqm
Project Year: 2013

Cite:Alison Furuto. "YAP IM-Debris Competition Entry / Yalin Architectural Design" 02 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>