Technopark Izmir South Campus
- Project Date: 2022
- Location: İzmir
- Client: İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü
- Project Team: Cem Ilhan, Tulin Hadi, SekizArtı, Caps, Sezin Beldağ, Ayşegül Ersin, Efe Toz
There are approximately 90 technoparks and technology development zones active and under construction in Turkey. The city of Izmir has the distinction of being one of the richest provinces of Turkey in this sense with its 4 Technoparks. All these things comes as a spatial design problem, because spatial design is an important factor that triggers and enriches creativity and innovation. This need for design becomes even more important in campuses that exceed the scale of single buildings. The systematic of closed, semi-closed and open spaces created is an important component in reaching the goals of the technopark. The Teknopark İzmir Campus, which we have designed based on these data, is integrated into the existing network at the scale of the country, the city, and the campus and its immediate surroundings. And while doing this, it aims to take it to higher levels in every sense with the spatial and social fiction it proposes.
Entrepreneurship companies, R&D units and high-tech production areas in the technopark generally direct their work by focusing on the knowledge, products and technologies of the future. For this reason, unlike conventional dynamics, the spatial use needs of entrepreneurs, researchers, students and visitors working in technopark areas should be in a variety that will allow the experience of current urban and ecological approaches, research topics, trends, projections and the ecology we live in. At the same time, considering that today’s urban and global life practices are changing rapidly, it should be expected that they will be flexible enough to adapt to the change of spatial use and activities and to make their experience permanent.Active and passive usage scenarios of spatial diversity, ecological data of the geography, the differentiation in user experience in different seasons and the change of nature can be monitored and adapted and solutions that will ensure the continuity of spatial activity are proposed.