2. Ödül - 12. Uluslararası Genç Mimarlar Fikir Projesi Yarışması
"Kentsel Boşluğun Sokak Kütüphanesi Olarak Değerlendirilmesi" temalı 12. Uluslararası Genç Mimarlar Fikir Projesi Yarışması'nda 2. Ödül kazanan proje;
Burak Mangut, Y. Mimar (MSGSÜ)
Lao Tzu; “Though clay may be molded into a vase,
the essence of the vase is in the emptiness within it.”
One of the most important factors which shape our built environment is the void. We live in the space which is shaped by the buildings, and also generate the community in it. The space must only be defined with its border and internal dynamics. In this scope, it is obvious that the space have strong relations with its physical and social dimensions.
The problematic of the re-establishment process of a space contains two notable issues. One of them is to determine its potentials and opportunities. In a built environment the envelope of the space mostly constitutes them. The orientation in the various kind of urban space of a context can strengthens its meaning. The latter issue is to evaluate the space in most beneficial way to the community and physical environment. As an additional building in the 21st century, a library should organize the space and generate a transformation process with its contemporary function. In this context, according to these data the study area is determined as Amsterdam. To re-evaluate the city’s valuable emptiness efficiently and to add them in lifecycle again constitute the fundamental problematic.
Amsterdam generates opportunities to extend the fragmental structure and add new formations. The most important urban pieces of city are its canals, parks, and neighborhoods. Make a contact with the people in city requires organizing the cultural addition in the densest areas. Moreover, a neighborhood where the users spend their most of times in is the most appropriate place for socialization. Thus, primary additions in city are planned in neighborhoods. The passages and spaces between buildings are re-evaluated. The libraries are organized to access easily for organized a social network. They both contain hardcopies and digital sources (and maybe some additions for future necessities) in a fragmental structure. This fragmentation reflects both the fragmentation of the society and gives the building a meaningful interaction opportunity with the built environment. Furthermore, the possibility of to add new pieces as light structures gives an obvious advantage for expansion in all areas. The articulation of these libraries for proliferation is generated in canals which constitute the identity of Amsterdam, as floating libraries. New libraries integrate with city’s pedestrian and tourist routes. The signs of I amsterdam is used effectively and provides the parks’ attractiveness in its context. The school courtyards of Amsterdam and historic streets are enriched with small boxes and #bookshare apps.
The structures of the libraries are generated with the most useful and sustainable material; plywood. The body of old boats which are used for water transportation in canals of Amsterdam and the surplus materials of concrete construction methods can be used effectively to build a qualified and natural additions in city. With this recycling process, the city can re-establish its surplus spaces with its surplus materials....