NATURAL DISASTER PREVENTION CENTER, Istanbul // Turkey
The ThyssenKrupp Award made a call for an iconic building in order to stimulate conscientiousness about the natural disasters. A guided educational itinerary throughout earthquake, flood and fire simulators goes together with some spaces for actual rescue.
The proposal merges cultural, scientific and technical purposes: the dome of the planetarium is the core of the building, whose roof structure is made of photovoltaic panels with LED. Around the center, a memorial park is organized using construction debris from earthquakes around the world, used as benches.
Here you can see the official competition’s webpage.