zeytinburnu mixed use complex
Concept Design by studio per se and Han Tümertekin
Renders: Reşad Çoban
Forming different spaces within the same place... This was the main problem to be solved while preparing the Zeytinburnu project. Indeed, like every problem/project, this one also has a set of architectural and urban solutions, and not a unique one. However, among them, one was more obvious and crucial for us: the circulation.
As a matter of fact, Ambarlar, the project site, is located at the intersection of several urban transportation lines, besides being on a distinctive position along the E5 Highway. The multiplicity of these transportation alternatives not only gives the site, the advantage of being accessible, but also creates various pedestrian and car flows, entering the site from different sides. Therefore, it is possible to say that in our case, accessibility is both an advantage and a challenge.
The metro and the metrobus arrive in the same station building, along the E5. People getting off at this station cross the highway through two pedestrian bridges. There is also a tram station located towards the east side of the project area, also at a walking distance. Besides these two public transport alternatives, creating two major pedestrian flows (which are then divided into minor ones), there is also a continuous and inevitable car traffic on the highway, which merges with neighborhood-scale roads at the junction points located at both extremities of the project area.
Because of its specific position between the highway, metro and metrobus stations (elements belonging to the urban infrastructure) and the surrounding residential, commercial and industrial neighborhood, the project area is a potential and "fertile" passageway for pedestrians and cars, connecting macro and micro-scales, businesses and residences (if we consider the commuters), merging different speeds (highway and street), different lives.