Project Palimpsest - Bandirma Park Master Plan, Turkey

Project Palimpsest an entry for an international park design competition for an abandoned military base in Bandirma, Turkey. Our design approach acknowledges the site as a palimpsest: the construction of the base has initially disrupted the native landscape, adding new contents to the site; over time, nature has rehabilitated and further established characteristics within the built structures. The site thus provides unique traces and a sense of harmony. Through the process of nature and time, the site still maintain its unity and order that men have produced in the past. This defines the aesthetic of ruins and the genius loci of the site.

 

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Cai Zheming, Fang Zhuangyuan and Xing Xiaoye of OLIN Partners are the landscape designers of this competition entry.