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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Group8: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre

'epicenter' by group8, istanbul, turkey
all images courtesy thyssenkrupp

with offices in geneva, switzerland and hanoi, vietnam, international practice group8 has submitted the proposal 'epicenter', 
a second prize winning entry for the istanbul disaster prevention + education centre competition. a void within the landscape, 
this building celebrates the effects of natural disasters within a form which integrates into the urban fabric of the city. the museum
is entered from an open-air corridor which appears to be placed within a crack made in the ground. the centralized plaza becomes
a location for gathering and dynamic activity serving as an extension to the interior program.

centralized plaza

placed upon three levels of internal spaces, an accessible green roof creates a vegetated boulevard for the city which 
symbolizes a post-disaster landscape which has regenerated nature. the structure generates three points of entry from the
surrounding context, leading towards the centralized and flexible public space which may be used for exhibitions, 
concerts or community markets depending upon the event.



public plaza at night

site plan

floor plan / level 0

discovery course

professional + events course

night course

open course




study model

conceptual diagram

site analysis diagrams

programmatic diagrams

site connections diagrams

public plaza being used for landscape, outdoor exhibitions, concerts and markets

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