2/25/2011

Opera House in Izmir, Turkey by Emrah Cetinkaya

Architect Emrah Cetinkaya unveils his interesting Opera House design proposal for the city of Izmir, Turkey. The focus is art as "a great role in showing what happens in human beings' life (…)".
Opera House, Izmir, Turkey, © Emrah Cetinkaya

As I mentioned in a previous post, as art centers' visitors are now thought as active participants rather than passive viewers, art centers design must integrate these new parameters, at least envision them as starting point. Emrah Cetinkaya's design takes these elements into account.
© Emrah Cetinkaya

This building is an elongated, serpented building that will also acts as a symbol for the city of Izmir.
© Emrah Cetinkaya

The building design, its shape and its inscription on site, will be a connection point between citizens, art and artist's works.
© Emrah Cetinkaya

Its free-form geometrical shape is the outcome of the parametric topography analysis: Perceptual data's, vista areas, vehicular and pedestrian areas, functional connections and meteorological factors.
© Emrah Cetinkaya
Overall, Emrah Cetinkaya's Opera house design proposal reminds me Zaha Hadid's Performing Arts for Abu Dhabi, this elongated, serpented-shaped building and its parametric green areas. I cannot affirm that Emrah Cetinkaya has inspiration from Zaha Hadid's projects, but similitude in terms of design — that is shape, facade treatment, landscape design thought as a continuity of the Opera house — can be drawn. I suppose Emrah Cetinkaya's Opera house interior spaces may have the same fluidity and smoothness as Hadid's building since free-form geometrical buildings, in general cases, tend to generate smooth, fluid interior spaces that interact with the visitor/user/participant. Consequently, It will be interesting to have an idea of the treatment of the Opera House's interior spaces.

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