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Disaster Prevention and Education Center / Vulmaro Zoffi

Disaster Prevention and Education Center / Vulmaro Zoffi
Courtesy of Vulmaro Zoffi
Courtesy of Vulmaro Zoffi

Vulmaro Zoffi shared with us a proposal for the Disaster Prevention and Education Center in Istanbul. The design shows the events which involve earth, air and water in a friendly manner, enclosed by a public ETFE greenhouse, where all the inhabitants can found harmony with nature, under the shade of the trees. More images and architects’ description after the break.

A catastrophe occurs when the balance of a phenomenon is broken. This can happen either because a new external force causes a large perturbation in a stable system, or because, in a situation of unstable equilibrium a very small force produces a great effect. The different types of catastrophe could be formally reduced to a relative small range of geometric forms. And many of those forms could be represented by a falling raindrop process. Every deformation of the water surface is a sort of natural micro-disaster.

Courtesy of Vulmaro Zoffi
Courtesy of Vulmaro Zoffi

Architect: Vulmaro Zoffi Location: Istanbul, Turkey Project Description: XII ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award 2011 Client: ThyssenKrupp Elevator

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Disaster Prevention and Education Center / Vulmaro Zoffi" 14 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/191875/disaster-prevention-and-education-center-vulmaro-zoffi/> ISSN 0719-8884
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