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- Izmir, Turkey
- Izmir University of Economy
- Design Team
- Vittoria Bellassai, Andrea Cadioli, Eva Castro, Che Hung Chien, Micol Fronza, Giovanni Carlo Gentili, Mukal Gupta, Ulla Hell, Zengwei Jin, Holger Kehne, Haitao Ma, Valentina Mancini, Giulia Mariotti, Irene Mutschlechner, Edoardo Nieri, Peter Pichler, Wen
- Buro Happold London , PMA (PolyMorph Architects)
This configuration enables a clear hierarchy and orientation, as well as giving identity to the individual parts while fostering chance encounters and a vibrant communal life.
Additional synergies derive from interspersing semi-public/ leisure activities within the academic environment, so as to create a common strata, to informally encourage social interaction, encounters and proliferation of knowledge across social and disciplinary confines.
The plinth/ or podium_ clustering, a grouping strategy to share the academic facilities, fostering crosspollination among various disciplines. This attempt is substantiated through social interaction by inserting semipublic/ leisure like activities within the academic environment. Transgressing the traditional isolation of the individual faculty, the project proposes a common strata, where the knowledge is distributed ‘horizontally’ through informal encounters among students. The proposal believes in enhancing the built up of novel knowledge, in encouraging the practice of trans-disciplinary research.