DÜŞ-E-ZEMİN

2019 | PUBLIC INSTALLATION |  İZMİR

An open platform dedicated for children to imagine their own space in the city

PROJECT COORDINATORS
Melis Varkal, Tuba Doğu


CONSULTATION
Özge Hazneci, Pelin Çeker Yılmaz


PROJECT TEAM

Erenus Atilla, Büşra Bülbül, Şeyma Çelik, Caner Çoban, Erol Gürses, Berfin Güzel, Ali Kanal, Abdulkadir Keleş, Sara Kerimi, Melis Kocaman, Aybüke Meral, Gizem Mersin, Aylin Özkan, Dilek Turhan, Barış Can Yılmaz, Ahmet Yörükan.

DRONE PHOTOS & VIDEO PRODUCTION

Dergah Şen

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.

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