Urban renewal is an act which has to be carefully planned noting its reflections to the city, and, comes up as a process which has to be managed with balance while putting a road map where all the shareholders (people, planners, architects, engineers, contractors, etc.) of the city work together. The urban renewal area should be designed as a ‘city park’ where it provides sustainable opportunities to the people, as it should embrace the city and the people coming from different socio-cultural groups. This type of city park would become a place where people from all ages, and different cultures can easily communicate and interact for a higher level of social conduct. The philosophy behind this design proposal lies in the aim to increase engagement of social life facilities with other functional elements of the city to make a greater impact on the city where this change is reflected to the daily life of people. Emphasising, equality, transparency and participation in decision making process in social areas is main design criteria. The proposal, demonstrates a plain and pure architectural language in order to achieve a contemporary design while analyzing the topography, building regulations and taking into consideration today’s needs.
Architectural and Urban Design Team: Murat Aksu, Umut İyigün, David Rato, Sibel Kurugül, Ceren Bek, Mert Yıldırım, Mustafa Yıldız, Hüseyin Çiğdem, Çağlan Çelebi, Selen Karaseyfioğlu Landscape Design Team: Mehmet Ali Yüzer, Onur Yüzer Client: Çanakkale Municipality Location: Çanakkale, Turkey Category: Urban Design, Mixed-Use Phase: Competition Entry, Mention Site Area: 83.440 sqm Built Area: 320.000 sqm Project Date: 09.2014