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  3. 'Seapeaker' YAP Istanbul Modern Proposal / Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz /

'Seapeaker' YAP Istanbul Modern Proposal / Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz /

'Seapeaker' YAP Istanbul Modern Proposal / Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz /
'Seapeaker' YAP Istanbul Modern Proposal / Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz / , Courtesy of Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz
Courtesy of Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz

'Seapeaker', was recently named as one of the five finalists for Istanbul Modern "Young Architects Program" 2013 cycle. Designed by the collaborative team of Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, and Engin Ayaz, the main intent of the project is to be a hearing aid for İstanbul. It highlights the city's muted qualities in an unexpected way. Designed using rigorous acoustical principles and the generative capacities of the site, seapeaker amplifies sounds of the sea underneath and punctures a new connection in-between. More images and architects' description after the break.

Courtesy of Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz
Courtesy of Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz

Courtesy of Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz
Courtesy of Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz

Placed diagonally in Istanbul Modern's courtyard, seapeaker organizes the previously empty space into a shaded hang-out area and a multi-functional venue, in which various spectacles and performances can unfold.

Seapeaker uses various strategies for environmental sustainability, including analog sound amplification, seawater cooling, natural ventilation, energy-efficient lighting and re-used plywood materials. Socioeconomically, seapeaker involves regional maritime craftsmen for construction, while suggesting a fresh urban approach for other coastal infill sites in İstanbul and beyond.

Design Team: Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Architect: Hüseyin Komşuoğlu
Footage, Video Editing: Eren AksuVisualization: David Rossmann
Cost Estimation: Çağlar Gezen
Tech Consultant: Cenk Sezgin
Additional Team Members: Fırat Doğan, İbrahim Tosun, Ediz Altan
Consultants: Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Güven İncirlioğlu, Chris Neighbour, Jolyon Smith, Arzu Gönenç Sorguç, Luca Dellatorre, Shane Myrbeck, Pelin Numan, Özgür İnam, İdil Erkol

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "'Seapeaker' YAP Istanbul Modern Proposal / Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz / " 20 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/333764/seapeaker-yap-istanbul-modern-proposal-evren-basbug-inanc-eray-meric-kara-engin-ayaz/> ISSN 0719-8884