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NATURAL DISASTER PREVENTION CENTER, Istanbul // Turkey

Type One phase private competition organized by Thyssenkrupp Elevators AS
Time lapse June 2011
Numbers Estimated budget: 12 mln € // Total area: 1500 m2
Team Alessandro Scarnato (in charge) // Aude Choppinet (edodesign)

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.