PARKOPERA, a cultural facility designed by Alper Derinboğaz, Salon, is a center of attraction that will be situated between apartment buildings and within a neighborhood park in Antalya, Turkey. Through the development of both the building and the outdoor space around it, the center creates multiple opportunities for the community to come together and enjoy various cultural events.
PARKOPERA includes a show center, a studio, and an opera theatre that can hold four hundred audience members. It also develops the park’s program through the creation of an outdoor lounge area.
The interior building contains a large foyer that doubles as an audience platform for the various shows housed in the center. Attached to this platform is a mezzanine floor containing a café, bookstore, and restaurant.
The exterior building represents a fragmented volume that connects with the surrounding activity of the neighborhood.
The space is organized in such a way that allows for the interior of the building to open up to the surrounding landscape while simultaneously locating the program inside.