Site Model
Site Model

Site model showing the scheme fitting into the urban fabric.

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1st Floor Plan
1st Floor Plan

Plan of scheme showing coutryards, baths and health centre

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2nd Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan

Plan of scheme showing the primary school, gardens and upper levels of the health centre

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Perspective Section
Perspective Section

Section of scheme showing the relationship between the buildings, courtyards and service spaces

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Central Courtyard
Central Courtyard

Proposed visual of the central courtyard space

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School & Gardens
School & Gardens

Proposed visual of the primary school and gardens

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Perspex Model
Perspex Model

Model revealing the levels and forms of the buildings

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Site Model 2
Site Model 2

Site model focused on the central courtyard space

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a gateway to the community

health centre and turkish baths - istanbul, turkey

year 2

Project Brief

To design a health centre & Turkish baths for a local community in the city of Istanbul. Using information and experience gained from a field trip, to design responsively to local culture and urban fabric.

Project description

The chosen site revealed a transition zone from commercial to residential community areas. Gateways were present along the east, west and south points of the community and this site would become the northern gateway.

 

Locating a Health Centre, Primary School & Turkish Baths on the site serviced both the residential and commercial areas. The scheme created spaces of connection and familiarity along daily commuter routes with shared services and facilities encouraging community interaction and use throughout the year. Inspired by understanding of local culture, the integration of outdoor space into the scheme developed an architecture of courtyards and gathering places.