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'Tearing the Ground' YAP Istanbul Modern Proposal / ONZ Architects

'Tearing the Ground' YAP Istanbul Modern Proposal / ONZ Architects
'Tearing the Ground' YAP Istanbul Modern Proposal / ONZ Architects, Courtesy of ONZ Architects
Courtesy of ONZ Architects

ONZ Architects' ‘Tearing the Ground’ proposal was recently awarded as one of the five finalists in the Istanbul Modern YAP 2013. Their design consists of a contemporary interpretation of a flying carpet constructed with reused plastic units, made of marine litter. The project team tears the ground and lifts up this carpet and puts it in the air with everything it conceals. Thus, the plastic waste produced by the city becomes the main material for the installation. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Courtesy of ONZ Architects
Courtesy of ONZ Architects

People tend to ignore things they don’t want to see however the Marmara Sea is getting more and more polluted every day. We don’t usually realize the gravity of the problem but still it remains, like it’s been swept under the carpet. We believe we can only change this situation by stopping people to forget the problem, by constantly reminding them, what’s going on under their feet.

Courtesy of ONZ Architects
Courtesy of ONZ Architects

What is rubbish becomes value. In a way, the project will be a reflection of what is discarded into the sea, what the city produces as waste and all that waste that is beyond the recycling system.

Courtesy of ONZ Architects
Courtesy of ONZ Architects

The project therefore is in a constant interaction with the nature, the sea and also in an indirect relation with the people of the city, by exposing them what they consume. The strength of the project comes from this exchange between the installation-the nature-and the urban life.

Architects: ONZ Architects
Location: Istanbul / Istanbul Modern

Design Team: Onat Öktem, Zeynep Öktem, Gökhan Kınayoğlu, Refik Burak AtatürProject Team: Esat Can Meker, Besmir Kamberi
Thanks to: Hülya Ertaş, Peter Lewis

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "'Tearing the Ground' YAP Istanbul Modern Proposal / ONZ Architects" 21 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/333798/tearing-the-ground-yap-istanbul-modern-proposal-onz-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884