Symo

2017, Izmir

Program: Temporary Urban Intervention

Year: 2015

Status: Competition Project

Team: Nail Egemen Yerce, Selin Erdemirci, Ayça Taylan, Zeynep Şankaynağı

What:

Pvc pipes. They are most commonly used as plumbing pipes and/or rainwater drainage pipes. They are known as ‘PİMAŞ’ among the public thanks to the Turkish firm which has been producing them for years. They are of different length, diameter and have joints with different connection angles.

Why:

Pvc pipes are easy to carry, assembly, mount, demount, stack and store. They are economic, light, resistant, sustainable in the way that they can get into use again in the buildings and have a great potential to raise curiosity and interest in the urban spaces with their new and unusal way of usage.

Where:

İzmir is the third most populated city in Turkey and is situated in the western Aegean part of the Anatolian peninsula and the gulf which gives its name.

Kordon area is the breathing point in downtown İzmir and has an efficiently used green area from the port untill the Cumhuriyet square where it meets the sea. Along this axis, A, B,C points are chosen as urban intervention points.

A: Circular shaped landscape regulation which determines the starting and the finishing point of Kordon and the port.

B: Gündoğdu square, the meeting points of İzmir residents.

C: Circular shaped landscape regulation which determines the starting and the finishing point of Kordon and the Cumhuriyet square(official public area).

How:

One single module has a radius of 700 cm. Single modules with make up an arch of 60 degrees get together,  create a  circle, there comes out the ‘O’ state of Symo. Two single modules unite in concave or convex ways and constitute the ‘S’ state. Depending on the pedestrian axis and the bicycle roads the arrangement of pipes become denser or looser. The points where they loosen up, define the entrances and the points where they become denser define the exhibition points.  

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