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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

dror: havvada man-made island off the turkish coast

'havvada island' by studio dror, inanlar, turkey
image © studio dror
all images courtesy of studio dror

upon the removal of one billion cubic meters of soil to open a canal through istanbul, the construction company inanlar proposed
to use this displaced earth to create a new land, an island which serves as a revolutionary system of progressive living for the future, located
off the coast of istanbul. 'havvada island' is designed by new york-based practice studio dror, constructing six green-covered mountains
supported by large internal geodesic domes ranging from 230 to 400 meters in height that integrate directly into the form's substructure.
the mass's diameter measures three kilometers with a 1 square-kilometer downtown area which houses recreational parks and
venues as well as meeting areas. each hill-like module is self-sufficient and completely autonomous in energy production and recycling,
creating a net-positive eco-system. 'havvada island' is the synthesis of buckminster fuller's structural innovations and ebenezer howard's
garden city.

a circulation grid of personal rapid transportation and cable cars directly links each hill to each other in addition to the downtown in
an efficient manner, due to the circular layout. each massive mound is based on a specific function, such as a museum, education or
sports arenas, and features the specific social activity in the center of the dome, easily accessible by the rest of the community.
the residential sectors wrap the outside of the mountain-sized cupolas to provide natural light and views to every resident and equal
access to communal functions. the result is a three-dimensional horizontal urban grid, not only arranging the components of a city based on a
two-dimensional vertical layout, but now adding the element of depth and height to explore the consequent advantages.


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