‘istanbul disaster prevention + education centre’ by OODA, istanbul, turkey all images courtesy OODA

portuguese practice OODA created a proposal for the ‘istanbul disaster prevention + education centre’ international design competition to implement a facility to protect against and inform of the implications of natural disasters to be located within istanbul, turkey. the tilted axis of the geometrical structure is set within a landscape featuring a cultural turkish pattern generating a network of connections to the surrounding context. leading towards the iconic building, a series of walled pathways are carved into the constructed site and a park is placed upon the generated roof. programmatic spaces within the multiple and irregular levels intend to host courses, seminars and venues to develop public awareness about earthquakes and floods.

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre view from the river

deriving from arabic patterns, the facade is manipulated to filter natural daylight entering specific internal areas, becoming progressively more ornate from the north to the south elevations with an intermediary pattern along the east and west facades.

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre approaching the main entrance

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre frames views from pathways carved into the constructed landscape

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre natural light filters through the facade derived from arabic patterns

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre auditorium

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre perimeter corridor set within the geometric building form

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre gallery

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre at night

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre floor plan

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre sections

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre elevation

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre facade study

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre structural diagram

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre circulation diagram

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre (left) required program shelter (right) emergency shelter

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centresite analysis diagram

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre program diagram

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre stabilization diagram

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre organization diagram

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre landscape diagram

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre facade diagram

OODA: istanbul disaster prevention + education centre the height of the IDPEC in relation to landmark and nearby structures