Landscape Observatory Pamukkale

Landscape Observatory Pamukkale competition




Landscape Observatory Pamukkale
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Nature is powerful and some places are unique, unrepeatable, sometimes unreal and can be anywhere. The human being has as sole duty to take care of it with the utmost delicacy and respect, especially in this field: architecture.Nature is powerful and some places are unique, unrepeatable, sometimes unreal and can be anywhere. The human being has as sole duty to take care of it with the utmost delicacy and respect, especially in this field: architecture.

Landscape Observatory Pamukkale
Photo © reTHINKing

Once again we wonder how we can intervene in a landscape as spectacular as this, where water, white color and texture make this “cotton castle” a unique enclave that almost looks like a movie from another planet.

Landscape Observatory Pamukkale
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Nature plays an important role in an architectural project, it is more than a base or a landscape to look at, it is the cornerstone on which we base all development, thought and materiality.

Landscape Observatory Pamukkale
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Architecture is the way that humans have to transform a place, but this can not distract from the need to reflect what we must contribute to improve that space without provoking the opposite effect. Therefore, intervening in nature raises the need to propose solutions with the utmost delicacy and in harmony with their environment.

Landscape Observatory Pamukkale
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The project is linked to nature and its research and observation. Although it is a place where any intervention of these characteristics can be of great impact, the way of locating and dialoguing with the environment will be evaluated.

Landscape Observatory Pamukkale
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The proposed program includes the following spaces:
• Access
• Observation platform
• Work space
• Meeting and / or conference room
• Mirador’s space
• Bathrooms

Landscape Observatory Pamukkale
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The project must be a unique place that produces its own identity in the area and turns the enclave into a landmark of environmental protection that proposes a need to take care of the existing environmental balance. The proposal must dialogue with the landscape and nature and that relates its visitors with this particular environment. Source and photos, Courtesy of reTHINKing.

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