Ervin Garip shared with us his competition entry for the Urban Design Competition for the shoreline of Izmit, Turkey where he was awarded the first prize. For this competition, his main goal was to improve the daily social life by creating urban squares, seafront recreation, new urban parks and annotating the required program with a holistic approach. More images and architect’s description after the break.
The competition asked the participants to integrate the project site to the city center and the new industrial district which are strictly separated from the shoreline. It also tries to make a strong connection to the city center and new industrial district with urban linkages (continuous pedestrian axes, urban parks and several transportation systems). Another fundamental issue for the design is to strengthen the image of the city and its relation with the sea. Therefore, the proposed “conference hall” is located very close to the sea in the seafront with a strong image, and connected to the “conference hall square” which is in the hearth of the site.
Ervin Garip (1+1 Architects) is an architect currently holds a PhD degree in “Architectural Design” from the Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University. His projects have been awarded, exhibited and published by several institutions. Presently he is working on architectural, urban, and interior design projects in Istanbul; and also takes part in educational design studios, workshops and international conferences.
Architect: Ervin Garip Location: Izmit, Turkey Design Team: Ervin Garip (Architect), Banu Garip (Architect), Alev Ozkan Albayrak (Urban Planner), Kamer Ozaydan (Landscape Architect), Turan Altintas (Architect), Didem Saglam (Architect), Basar Erol (Architect) Project Year: 2010 Project Area: 166 Hectares Program: Design and Technology Fair, Conference Hall and Urban Square, Sports Park, Plants Collection Park, Renovation of Wetland Natural Conservation Area, Urban Transportation Transfer Zone, Shoreline Recreational Areas, Marina Warship Museum, Renovation of Existing Buildings (Cultural Center, City Hall, Shoping Mall, A Restaurant, Hotel)