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Idea by

Melis Varkal & Tuba Doğu

UrbanTank

http://www.urban-tank.org

Izmir, Turkey
UrbanTank supports community-based entrepreneurial enablement in urban environments through research and interventions in the form of public installations, exhibitions, and publications. The projects are a result of collaborative dynamics between diverse actors, partnering with cultural agents, municipalities, academics, and urban residents. UrbanTank experiments with new tools and methods, with a goal to explore how people relate to cities and public spaces relate to people today.

Düş-e-zemin


[doosh-a-zehm-inn]

Düş-e-zemin


[doosh-a-zehm-inn]
An open platform dedicated for children to imagine their own space in the city
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Designed within Good Design Izmir_4, the scope of Düş-e-zemin (translated as Dream-Ground) is to enhance the relationship that locates the child in the center and further strengthens its presence in the urban sphere while opening up a new space and transforming it into a field of experience. Düş-e-zemin enables a flexible architectural approach by focusing on user-oriented design, in contrast to predetermined playgrounds that are handled in a functionalist manner. With this intention in mind, the project is designed in a minimalist way to trigger the imagination of children by focusing on their sensory skills and physical capabilities. The aim is to offer the opportunity to interpret and transform the space.

The project has shown how kids can quickly appropriate if non-functional intermediate spaces are offered to them. The project has the potential to redirect the children's activities, which have often been confined to closed areas, to public open spaces.



Located in Kültürpark, in one of the most visible, breathing and qualified public spaces in Izmir, Düş-e-zemin is a prominent center of attraction for children.

The design of the installation is a combination of different spatial qualities (such as open/enclosed, low/high, light/dim), basic physical activities and senses, and the interaction of these design inputs aimed to trigger the imagination of children.

The red metal pipes used for transmitting sound reach at different heights and can be accessed from all sides.

Düş-e-zemin


[doosh-a-zehm-inn]

Düş-e-zemin


[doosh-a-zehm-inn]
An open platform dedicated for children to imagine their own space in the city
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Designed within Good Design Izmir_4, the scope of Düş-e-zemin (translated as Dream-Ground) is to enhance the relationship that locates the child in the center and further strengthens its presence in the urban sphere while opening up a new space and transforming it into a field of experience. Düş-e-zemin enables a flexible architectural approach by focusing on user-oriented design, in contrast to predetermined playgrounds that are handled in a functionalist manner. With this intention in mind, the project is designed in a minimalist way to trigger the imagination of children by focusing on their sensory skills and physical capabilities. The aim is to offer the opportunity to interpret and transform the space.

The project has shown how kids can quickly appropriate if non-functional intermediate spaces are offered to them. The project has the potential to redirect the children's activities, which have often been confined to closed areas, to public open spaces.



Located in Kültürpark, in one of the most visible, breathing and qualified public spaces in Izmir, Düş-e-zemin is a prominent center of attraction for children.

The design of the installation is a combination of different spatial qualities (such as open/enclosed, low/high, light/dim), basic physical activities and senses, and the interaction of these design inputs aimed to trigger the imagination of children.

The red metal pipes used for transmitting sound reach at different heights and can be accessed from all sides.


Idea by

Melis Varkal & Tuba Doğu
UrbanTank
Izmir
Turkey
UrbanTank supports community-based entrepreneurial enablement in urban environments through research and interventions in the form of public installations, exhibitions, and publications. The projects are a result of collaborative dynamics between diverse actors, partnering with cultural agents, municipalities, academics, and urban residents. UrbanTank experiments with new tools and methods, with a goal to explore how people relate to cities and public spaces relate to people today.