MuuM has unveiled the design for the LOSEV Natural Life Center & Drugless Therapy Institute in Çankiri, Turkey. Located in the central Anatolian plains, the project will be built on a site that has a series of artificial ponds from its former function as a fish farm. Due to the presence of the ponds, vegetation in the surrounding landscape has thrived in recent years, creating a lush oasis in land usually deprived of water. Learn more about the project, which is shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards in the Health category, after the break.
The Center itself—run by the Health and Education Foundation for Children with Leukemia—is intended to serve as a recreation site where visitors will learn about “a sustainable lifestyle focused on the cycles of nature, organic agriculture, permaculture, balanced growth and management of livestock, and adequate waste and compost management.”
Thus, visitors can “directly engage in a variety of activities that can provide them with the practical knowledge and tools to achieve a more balanced, and healthier lifestyle,” particularly in a country with an increasing destruction of natural environments.
The Center will include various facilities, such as lodging, conference rooms, open-air event spaces, workshops, a small market, greenhouses, organic farms, permaculture facilities, barns, compost management and waste disposal facilities, small-scale energy production systems, and several water-related recreational spaces.
Learn more about the project in the images below, or here.
News via MuuM.