Konya Alaeddin Hill II. Kılıçarslan Mansion And Excavation Site Visitor Center | Selim Senin

Konya / Turkey / 2022

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The project area includes 3 different archaeological excavation sites. While the second and third excavation areas of these 3 excavation areas show topographic features as a continuation of each other, there is a tower-shaped mansion remnant in the first excavation area.


In the first excavation area, a glass platform was designed behind the remains of the mansion, and it was envisaged that it would function as a viewing platform in order to be able to walk over this excavation area and to perceive the remains of the mansion from a high elevation. In the second and third excavation areas, an area of ​​100 meters was divided to scale in order to provide pedestrian connections between the street level and the upper level of the hill. One of the most important problems in this area is that the 2nd and 3rd excavation areas act as a barrier on the boulevard for 100 meters and prevent access to the upper elevations of the hill. The pedestrian connection of the archaeological site and the Alaeddin Hill, on which it is located, with the city has been strengthened through the built ramps.
A second problem in archaeological areas is that, since it is a very specific information area, a 100-meter-long area will create the perception of a stone field for those who will come for the first time, and someone who looks from the press may want to leave the area by losing their desire to see the end and the middle parts. Instead of constructing a carrier cover that defines the area as a 100-meter-long area that can be seen from one end to the other, it is designed to divide the area into lower zones with fragmented triangular masses and to encourage the visitors to visit with interest by arousing curiosity on each zone.


In terms of the scale of the existing building stock around, a more suitable scale was obtained for an area of ​​this length with triangular fragmentation.


The triangular volumes refer to the conical roof of the vault structure at the back. This architectural form of the vault structures, also known as the Turkish Tent, is one of the most distinctive architectural elements of the period. Each triangular mass gives a reference to the architectural form of the cupola with a modern point of view, with different angles of inclination.


Platforms that can be used by the citizens at different times are designed on the designed triangular volumes. The children's slide park, the flower park where people can be alone with themselves, the open-air art gallery and the amphitheater for music events are designed on the slopes of 4 different triangles towards the road, and it is aimed to use the area actively at any time of the day.


PROJECT TEAM


Selim Senin
Alev Doru
Mehmet Bikec
Büsra Solmaz
Rahman Kebic

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    The project area includes 3 different archaeological excavation sites. While the second and third excavation areas of these 3 excavation areas show topographic features as a continuation of each other, there is a tower-shaped mansion remnant in the first excavation area. In the first excavation area, a glass platform was designed behind the remains of the mansion, and it was envisaged that it would function as a viewing platform in order to be able to walk over this excavation area and to...

    Project details
    • Year 2022
    • Status Unrealised proposals
    • Type Parks, Public Gardens / Public Squares / Restoration of old town centres / Art Galleries / Monuments
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