KARAPINAR GES SCADA YÖNETİM MERKEZİ TOPRAK MADENİ
KARAPINAR GES SCADA HEADQUARTERS EARTH MINE

Owner KALYON PV CONSTRUCTION
Location Karapınar, KONYA, TURKEY
Characteristics Office Building Open Areas, Environmental Landscaping Strategy, Researching New Ecologies, Productive Landscape
Area 8390 m2
Date 2021
Main Collaborations YALIN MİMARLIK / YALIN ARCHITECTURE
Awards Shortlisted Competition 2ND PRIZE

The landscape project theme of EARTH MINE emerges with the idea that the machine movements that load and transport the earth source, the basic material of the blocks that will form the building, can describe the landscape. The idea of ​​landscape design generates a critical view that highlights the impact of human behavior on the resources of life and ecology on earth. The idea questions the productions of landscape architecture that have become repetitive and routine, and adopts the idea of ​​a landscape that researches that an alternative existence can be established in a new order.

Investigating the systematic possibility of such a recipe, thinking incorporates the production and installation movements within the quarry into planning, arranging the system with types of binders and blocks, forming ridges and slopes. The quarry is a special area with the access of assembly line of the machine's mega structure, staff or visitors participate in this quarry life directly or through observation, representing the production and research landscape. While the intensive production of EARTH TOWER continues, the landscape, whose contours are started to be created in a controlled manner according to the functions, is the first phase of the application. For the second phase application works, which is about to transform the landscape into an research and design (R&D) plateau with the completion of EARTH TOWER, the machine is relocated in accordance with the Mode 2 program. The landscaping strategy is divided into four parts according to functions:

1 Earth Mine Quarry / 2 R&D Plateau / 3 Machine Mode 2 / 4 Drying Plateau