Tekirdağ Metropolitan Municipality Complex / Elevator Studio

Tekirdağ Metropolitan Municipality Complex / Elevator Studio

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Tekirdağ Metropolitan Municipality Complex / Lift Studio - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Engin Gercek

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the city of Tekirdağ, west of Istanbul, Turkey. It is located in the development area, east of the existing city center. The design received the first prize in the national competition organized by the Metropolitan Municipality of Tekirdağ. A design proposal was prepared taking into account the site conditions, current planning data and the scale of urban development.

Tekirdağ Metropolitan Municipality Complex / Lift Studio - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Engin Gercek
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Tekirdağ Metropolitan Municipality Complex / Lift Studio - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Engin Gercek

The project consists of a municipal services building, a town square and a town park. During the decision-making process, this design was intended to act as a generator for urban development. Particular importance has been given to public use; the difference in level between the municipal services building, the town square and the town park was used as an advantage.

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© Engin Gercek
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Ground floor Plan
Tekirdağ Metropolitan Municipality Complex / Lift Studio - Exterior photography, windows, facade, glass
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The service building has been treated in a way that questions a classic town hall. Instead of a town hall, disconnected from the city and its inhabitants, which makes its presence felt with all its majesty in the center of urban life, defines an inaccessible volume in the city outside working hours, where only those who have a job are obliged to visit; it aims to design a building that turns the size of its scale into an advantage that dissolves its own boundaries, allows urban life to flow through it, encourages participation, feeds on it, belongs to the people and speaks the word of the people. people . In accordance with the aforementioned design decisions; City Hall was designed to have a form that leaves the ground to the citizens, rather than a structure that rests on the ground.

Tekirdağ Metropolitan Municipality Complex / Lift Studio - Exterior Photography, Facade, Steel
© Engin Gercek
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Southwest Section and Elevation

The structure is intended to contain functions of different characters; with its form, it has been ensured that it has a holistic attitude that both considers urban decisions and meets the demands of hierarchical construction within the building. The municipal services building was designed hierarchically to ensure this public use.

Tekirdağ Metropolitan Municipality Complex / Lift Studio - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Engin Gercek

The ground floor is made up of service, cultural and social units; the ground level above is composed of administrative units and the office building again has service units. The service building is in direct relation with the town square and the park which creates a point of attraction for the new town centre. Green spaces in the northwest and southeast contribute to the town square, therefore, the square and the park have fluid boundaries and have become continuous.