KONYA MUSEUM

KONYA

Client

TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TURISM & KONYA METROPOLITAN

Total Area

19.600

Scope

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Completion Year

2014

Info

THE AIM OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO ENSURE THAT THE CITY DEVELOPS A NEW IDENTITY BY MEANS OF A STRUCTURE, WHICH FUNCTIONS AS THE EXHIBITION COMPONENT AS A WHOLE WITH ITS ATTITIDE, WITHOUT MAKIGN CONCESSION TO THE HISTORICAL HERITAGE THAT THE MUSEUM WILL CONTAIN WITHIN ITSEL, ITS ARCHITECTURAL TECHNIQUE, MATERIAL AND STYLE, AND CITY'S BONDS WITH PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, MAKING USE OF ALL THE POSSIBILITIES OF CONTEMPORARY ACHITECTURE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THE MUSEUM'S DYNAMIC STRUCTURE, WHICH FORMS THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF ITS CONCEPT, WAS DESIGNED WITH THE INSPIRATION OF THE SHAPE OF THE 'TENNURE', (THE CLOTH WORN BY WHIRLING DERVISHES DURING MEVLEVI CEREMONIS) WHICH IS ONE OF THE OMPORTANT SYMBOLIC ELEMENTS OF SEMA CEREMONIES, DURING ITS MOVEMENT. FOLDS, WHICH FORM DURING THE WHIRLING MOVEMENET, CONSTITUDE NEW SPATIAL FICTIONS, LIKE THE MEANINGS THAT GLIDE THROUGH THE SKIRTS OF TENNURE. INDOOR AREA, WHICH IS ENRICHED WITH RAMPS ALONG WITH THIS SHELL, NOT ONLY PROVIDES AN UNINTERRUPTED TOUR ROUT FOR THE USER, BUT ALSO PROVIDES USE OF ACCESS TO HANDICAPPED PEOPLE. CORES, WHICH SUPPORT THESE RAMPS, PROVIDES A FASTER AND EASIER ACCESS INSIDE THE INTERIOR AREA.