Workspace that creates the bridge between academia and the industry

As a student, getting together with professional people has always been a guide for us as we progress on the career ladder. We have seen the benefits of communicating with one-on-one conversations and sharing. Sometimes we listened to inspiring journeys. Our aim is to come together by creating an education-based vision and to provide opportunities for people. In this sense, Istanbul is a metropolitan city that students choose most when stepping into their careers. Education and job opportunities are here. They come here from rural areas to find opportunities for education and business life. Many work outside of their field in the service industry to earn money due to economic problems. Our aim is to turn the online education and business communication method, which has become widespread due to the pandemic, to normal face-to-face communication. It was aimed to reset the current working space understanding, to establish free and flexible spaces that allow everyone to be together, and to approach nature. Our biggest goal is to create entrepreneurship, career incentives, education and sharing economy. To create a community that makes a socioeconomic contribution. It is creating career and job opportunities for people and solving both education and economic problems.

This is an adaptive reuse project. In Haydarpaşa, we give a new function to the old warehouse. This structure, which has high communication with the coast and its surroundings, includes the processes of learning, discussing and sharing information. It communicates with the user starting from the coastline. Collaborator creates a working and career environment that will bring students and professionals together. During the design process, I solve the spaces that offer individual and common spaces to people in a holistic way. The design as a whole; it aims to both unify and create individual spaces. So I created the same design language. Bottom of a floor that flows with steps could create different atmospheres, and the top would provide opportunities for different spaces. Different spaces are a continuation of each other and in relation to each other.

Open offices emphasise sharing in student and professional collaboration. This could be an experience, knowledge, project management process or mentoring. As a result, both people benefit. Plants between open offices are used as a divider, reducing the stress level with its appearance and pleasant smell in the environment. Co-working space is suitable for group work to develop an idea and present it. This flexible space manages the process of working, gathering and taking action. It is aimed for users to freely express their ideas in this place where a common learning process is experienced, where an entrepreneurial idea meets the investor. In this flexible space, bold colours that inspire free thinking are used. This space represents a collective movement that encourages us to take a breather and start over. Another way to come together is through learning and arguing. Inspiration is essential in the process of acquiring knowledge and developing ideas. organisation and discussion activities to take place. Inspired by the concepts of learning and discussion, these spaces create an inviting and friendly atmosphere with wooden materials. Interior gardens created for rest and re-revitalization. We need more inspiring spaces in our daily work that will lead us to start over. We feel the positive effects of nature on our health. The light of the sun, the sound of leaves swaying in the wind, the fragrance of fresh flowers; Everything in nature stimulates all our senses.

When all the spaces come together, they create harmony. They are in a flow, they exist with each other. The 

the appearance of the interior from the outside emphasises the togetherness and opportunities found here. The biggest and most radical changes are achieved through education-based vision. Education inspires the lives of the disadvantaged through the influence of the Collaborator, who leads and guides them by providing opportunities. When all places come together, they take us on a step-by-step career journey and enable us to design the future. nature-inspired colours and textures and offer living spaces that will renew us and create our future. people become conscious of what kind of transformation should go through and they are starting to shape their environment.

The Apocalypse of Land from Twoness Concept to The Eternal Future of Rural

Redefine Rural
At the beginning of its development, urbanisation has indirectly influenced the understanding of the meaning of rural areas. Based on the concept of rural dualism, the countryside is always seen as something that is contrary to the urban. Over time, rural areas are required to meet urban needs. Rural areas are exploited to develop agriculture and industry. This has resulted in new characteristics that shift the understanding of the existing meaning of rural. If urbanisation can significantly influence the rural development process. So, to what extent can a new challenge like the climate crisis transform and redefine rural areas in the future?

The Endgame of Rural
One of the greatest challenges of human civilization today is the significant climate crisis. In the context of the Yalova region, Turkiye's climate change can be shown by rising sea levels and temperatures that continue to increase every year. These two extreme changes have a major impact on the sustainability of human life. In the worst-case scenario, sea level rise can cause flooding to drown coastal areas which lead to crop failure and a sustainable food crisis in the future.

A New Hope
To quote Bjarke Ingels, “The human body is made up of 70 percent water. And the surface of our planet is 70 percent water. And it keeps increasing. And even if the rest of the world wakes up tomorrow and becomes carbon neutral at night, there are still island nations destined to sink in the ocean, unless we also develop alternative forms of floating human habitat. No matter how critical the crisis will be. One thing I understand is that we have the power to adapt to change and we have the power to shape our own future.” Then there will always be hope for the sustainability of human civilization, so let architecture help make it happen.

Realising A Tale
In the site analysis process, the coastal area of Akraba beach which is located on the border of the Akköy Termal and Koru Cinarcık regions is the area with the largest sea level rise impact in the Yalova Merkezi. The flat topography and only a few centimetres above sea level make this area a serious threat of flooding and erosion in the near 100 years. Approximately 70% of the area that will be affected is agriculture. Then the rest of the area is covered with housing and green open land. In addressing this problem, the architectural approach was taken by reflecting on a similar project by Japanese architect Kiyonori Kikutake entitled 'Marine City' in 1958, which created an alternative floating city structure on the coast of Tokyo Harbor.

Visualise the Unexpected
As a solution, the above-ground floating construction is proposed as a platform for the new rural ecosystem in the future. The dynamic city structure is used so the city platform can adjust to the sea level. In addition, under the influence of environmental threats these platforms are shaped in a circle so that the loads on the structure can relate to each other and provide a unique combination of flexibility and strength to create greater resilience.

Retroverted the Realm
Each platform is placed according to the density of construction in the existing conditions in the present. Then the platform will be developed with a radius ranging from 125m to 250m. The platform will be conditioned to accommodate most areas of agriculture, settlement, and management of renewable energy resources. The ecosystem life in this area will be moved on a platform with a new structure above sea level. The main components presented include a floating city structure, vertical and horizontal circulation elements, housing modules, multi-stored agricultural modules, and energy resource
management elements. And circulation between platforms will be adapted to sea transportation in order to maintain the dynamic principle of each platform.

Perpetuating the Eternal
At the same time, utilisation of rainwater and wastewater management is focused not only on creating water reserves but also minimising pollution in seawater. On the other hand, the management of renewable energy resources by utilising wind and ocean waves is also the main calculation to encourage the concept of a floating city in the future that is resilient and sustainable. Synopsis in a region that is flooded with salt water, we can build new land by extracting salt from seawater. We can reconfigure seawater desalination techniques, by converting salt water (obtained by electrodialysis) into construction materials. Thus, the salt will be transformed into biotic, and the loss of good soil will be used in the development of artificial hybrid architectural elements and rock salt. New shelters form above seawater, with agglomerations of crystalline salts.

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