Located in Northern part of İzmir, Ulukent 35th Street Housing Project is formed by the topography of its context. The site is a steep slope which has 60 meters difference in height.
The project is a 2 kilometers long curvilinear circulation spine which extends and grows into housing units, social amenities as well as infrastructural facilities. Spine arrayed along the slope, provides a range of public and private spaces including cafes, bookshops and common spaces and creates a dynamic geneaolgy. This plan allows unique views overlooking green fields along the corridor, opens up range of different sequences along the spine.
An archetypical section of the project consists of a continuos underground driveway between parking lots on both sides, a pedestrian street above, and townhouses attached to it. This scheme allows optimized distances between car-parks and the houses, which also helps gaining green areas by embedding parking lots underground.
This project is the biggest, Breeam Certificated, Light Gauge Steel Housing Project in Turkey, making use of a light gauge system to create a sustainable, rapid building solution for housing.
Drawings courtesy Archdaily
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