PROJECT NAME: 7 Climates 7 Regions Neighbourhood National Architecture & Urban Design Concept Competition – Karadeniz Region
PROJECT LOCATION: Kastamonu / Türkiye
TOTAL SURFACE AREA: 225.223 m2
PROJECT YEAR: 2017
TEAM LEADER: Doruk SALALI
CONSULTANT: Salih Z. SALALI
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Tuğçe TURAN
CITY & REGIONAL PLANNER: Arzu SERT
SUPPORT TEAM: Gizem YILMAZ, Semiha Kabakçıoğlu YAĞCIOĞLU, Sinan COŞKUN, Berk Acar, Şükrü KÜTÜK, Uğurali ŞANCI, Sinay COŞKUN
Neighborhood, the landmark of neighborhood life, forms the basis of the neighborhood. Since houses, neighborhoods and neighborhood phenomena that come to life with the coming together and convergence of life and people are a whole, the neighborhood must be structurally supporting neighborliness. The project, interpreted on the basis of the sociological sustainability of the historical city doctrine, is interpreted as a daily and customized version of the traditional Kastamonu houses, where the ground floors are opened for daily life and daily activities are included and the more personal areas are formed in the upper layers. As in Kastamonu houses, which are integrated with nature and shaped according to the conditions of the land, the respect towards the neighbor is the forefront. The neighborhood is designed to respect each other’s private, non-sunny areas, while at the same time strengthening the neighborhood’s ties in its common areas (AVLU).
The southern-oriented photovoltaic panels, which serve as canopies on the promenade forming the north-south axis in some places, not only help meet the area’s energy needs, but also create shady areas on the pedestrian’s backbone. Vehicle traffic and underground car park underground, handled by the land, have raised the problem of large areas covered by open car parks, and this potential surface has been used more efficiently. This layered solution emphasizes the superiority of pedestrians and cyclists over vehicles in terms of hierarchy. In addition, all transport areas in the area are accessible and completely disabled.
The area of recreation that has expanded between the two main focal points has been open to the use of the people of the neighborhood actively, not only passively but also in appearance. Climbing walls, carpet fields, dynamic landscaping elements, sustainable ponds and activity areas that collect neighborhoods in the green areas dominated by the land provide people with a permanent interaction with the design.