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Monday, 12 December 2011

Renato giuseppe sarno: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre

'istanbul disaster prevention + education center' by renato giuseppe sarno and giacomo penco, istanbul, turkey
all images courtesy of thyssenkrupp elevator architecture award, renato giuseppe sarno and giacomo penco

italian architects renato giuseppe sarno and giacomo penco collaborated with the turkish and italian studios of arup design 
and engineering consultants to create an entry for the thyssenkrupp elevator istanbul disaster prevention + education center competition
their proposal features a series of separate structural volumes, specifically designed to withstand earthquakes and natural disasters. 
the system of large cubic forms and small paths between recalls the roman-built city center (fori), connecting the developing 
site to its historical roots. 

day time street view 
a network of paths link the north and south sides. while the north side is permeable and the structures are farther apart to allow for traffic, 
the south side is more compact to filter noise and pollution coming from the new road. over half the plot is covered in vegetation, 
giving the center an outdoor exhibition area and space for the visitors to relax. 

path between building volumes

light modulation through the linear overhang 

interior view of lobby
the lobby consists of a double height volume with a large glass wall. on the ground floor is the reception, bar, 
children's section and orientation stage. the top level has a restaurant overlooking the area below. 

site plan

down the path, in separate spaces are: the 4D video display room, earthquake simulation section, 
liquefaction and earthquake mechanism experiment room, the grand hall of the planetarium, rainstorm and flooding simulation section, 
fire fighting training room, smoke maze area, first aid training facility, emergency communication experiment space and 
the training performance evaluation section. 

floor plan / level 0 

floor plan / level 1 

section aa 

section bb 

section cc

section dd 


diagram of environmental impact 

structural diagram 

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