The Bogaçay Masterplanning project comprised the development of three areas: a marina, a residential district and the Film Plateau. Together with Perkins&Will and DOME+Partners, we approached the process of designing the Bogaçay Masterplan from multiple angles. At its core, the project had to address flood risk and infrastructural requirements while remaining economical.
The scale of the site and impact of the project on the city drove our ambition to create a new destination point, as well as a coherent and connected masterplan.
Beginning at a city scale, we conceived the idea of ‘experiential loops’ to frame and order the existing and potential development areas and destinations in Antalya to create connectivity and synergy in the urban context.
A study of existing city fabric and landscape led to the definition of key nodes – based on connections, views and natural processes – including a public open plaza and a signature building visible from the main avenues leading to and from the city. These nodes are envisaged as punctuation points that emphasise the strong social and environmental focus of the wider masterplan.
At the level of the three development sites, organisational bands were established to create a series of sites that interact with the Creek landscape. The subdivisions created by the bands define the spatial relationships between buildings, streets and green and blue spaces. With regard to the current land use and urban grain of the surrounding land, the bands transform the sizeable land parcels into cohesive urban frameworks that combine to form a collective urban landscape.
A contemporary architectural language supported by clear design guidelines reinforced the character and identity of the new urban parks located within all leisure and residential areas.