Parkorman Istanbul, Turkish Park Design, Landscape Architecture Images

Parkorman Masterplan Istanbul by Dror

15 May 2020

Parkorman Masterplan Design in Istanbul

Design: Dror, Architects

Location: Istanbul, Western Turkey

Masterplan for Istanbul’s Parkorman Unveiled

Designing a love story between people and nature in a city with no central park.

Parkorman Masterplan Istanbul by Dror

Existing green spaces in Istanbul are few and far between. When considering the approach for a park located six miles north of the city center, we asked ourselves: how do we draw strangers-to-nature to this destination?

Parkorman Masterplan Istanbul by Dror

We set out to create a park that dissolves the anxiety and fear that often accompanies an unfamiliar environment through a network of conditions that fosters unconditional love. We imagined the most profound experience delivered through the lightest touch; an effort that preserves the lush forest and leaves every tree in place, as mandated by the city.

Parkorman Masterplan Istanbul by Dror

Our masterplan for Parkorman is a web of possibilities; a living system of places for visitors to explore. Instead of dictating one’s path through the park, visitors write their own experience. Numerous non-linear pathways, like calligraphy, weave through the existing woodland, surprising people with unexpected discoveries along their journey.

Parkorman Masterplan Istanbul by Dror

Five main zones, each with their own distinct qualities, are designed to provoke emotion. The Plaza, at the entrance of the park, presents nature as a place for collective experience and gathering. Interaction and play are encouraged through a series of interventions spread throughout: swings and hammocks sway above the bed of the forest (The Loop); giant ball pits, inspired by Turkish spice markets, invite people to dive in (The Pool); a footpath floats above the ground and twists around tree trunks into giant loops with trampolines at the center (The Chords).

Parkorman Masterplan Istanbul by Dror

The Grove, a maze-like trail pollinated with sculptures that relate to the landscape, spurs exploration, while The Fountain of Clarity, a cube-shaped frame that sends water down all four sides and opens via hydraulic piston to envelop oncomers, prompts reflection.

Parkorman Masterplan Istanbul by Dror

Through the sum of these experiences, a more intimate relationship between landscape and being is forged, and nature is reintegrated into the city’s harsh urban lifestyle.

Parkorman Masterplan Istanbul by Dror

Dror, 526 West 26th Street, #1015, New York, NY 10001, USA

Parkorman Masterplan Istanbul images / information received 080317 from Dror

Location: Parkorman, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Architecture Designs

Contemporary Istanbul Architectural Selection

Istanbul Architecture Designs – chronological list

Architecture Tours Istanbul

Istanbul Architecture News

A very similar design on e-architect

A Path in the Forest, Kadriorg, Tallinn, Estonia, Eastern Europe
Design: Tetsuo Kondo Architects
A Path in the Forest of Kadriorg
photo : Tetsuo Kondo Architects
A Path in the Forest

Istanbul Architecture

Contemporary Istanbul Landscape Design Selection

Watergarden Istanbul Building, Atasehir District
Design: GVDS – Gorkem Volkan Design Studio, Architects
Watergarden Project in Atasehir District Istanbul architecture news
image Courtesy architecture office
Watergarden Project in Atasehir District of Istanbul

Sky Garden, Ortaköy Square
Design: SO? Architecture and Ideas
Sky Garden Istanbul architecture news
photo © yerçekim
Sky Garden in Istanbul

Taksim Square Sculptural Gate
Design: GAD Architecture
Taksim Square Gate
photograph © AlpEren
Taksim Square Sculptural Gate in Istanbul

Sishane Park in Istanbul, Sishane, Beyoglu-Istanbul
Design: SANAL arc
Sishane Park
photograph ©
Sishane Park in Istanbul

Turkish Architecture

Turkish Architecture

Turkish Architect Offices

Istanbul Architect

Comments / photos for the Parkorman Masterplan Istanbul – Turkish Architectural Development page welcome

Website: Parkorman Istanbul