BALIKESIR OLIVE GARDEN

Master Plan‬

Project Location‬

Balikesir, Turkey

Project Year‬

2016

Client‬

The Emlak Konut REIC

Total Construction Area‬

109.548 m2

Project Category‬

Master Plan‬

Project Status‬

Concept‬

The project along the Aegean Sea is designed with inspiration from nature and local architecture in terms of location. Creating an olive branch with its leaves joined to the green and blue altar with residential units spread out in the area. It is provided with pedestrian and vehicle bridges reaching the entertainment, trade, sports and hotel units opposite the Havran River. A living architecture is aimed with the units continuing circulation in nature and responding to different needs.

Havran River serves a crucial function in the project site for many years, however in the project, river have even more usage while dividing the functions and characteristic zones between, enriches the recreational areas and defines the project as a part of the Mediterranean culture.

In the project area, low rise villa type buildings are designed based on the local architecture of the region. Southeast of the area has been proposed as an area where solar panels will produce energy for the settlements. Material used in buildings are designed to integrate within the urban fabric. Design language of the houses, at the borders of the project have taken inspirations from local vernacular architecture.

While main vehicle axis passes through the project site, it is used as a divider element to segmentation of various parts and functions in the project. The western part is fairly pedestrian-oriented, with increased circulation between north and south axis through pedestrian bridges, urban facilities, recreational zones and intersections with the shore area.

Commercial element of the project is scattered in the project in a very subtle way. Throughout various pedestrian axis and recreational areas, cubicle masses are placed within the texture. At the east of the project there is a sports facility between the mosque and housing complex.

In the project area, white and low-rise villa type buildings are designed based on the local architecture of the region. Southeast of the area has been proposed as an area where solar panels will produce energy for the settlements.