Daniel Widrig and Melih Altinisik

Kartepe 30.Meridien Landmark

Daniel Widrig and Melih Altinisik  Kartepe 30.Meridien Landmark

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MRGD is a design research collaboration of young architects dedicated to developing an innovative approach towards architecture, urbanism and design. Since it was founded in 2004, MRGD researches on various parametric design tools exploring in parallel the ideas of form finding, self organization and digital manufacturing. MRGD recently won the first prize in Kartepe 30.Meridien Landmark located in Turkey.
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source: salonarchitects

Design by Melike Altınışık in collaboration with Daniel Widrig and Melih Altınışık

30.Meridien is located on the North side of the Istanbul-Adapazari D-100 Road and it will become the key Landmark for the development of the Kartepe Region. All the visitors approaching the site from all other cities to the region for skiing or visiting the Sapanca Lake will experience the amazing Vista so it will turn into an attraction point for the developing prestige of the Kartepe.

The design concept for Landmark is like the dance of two eliptical steel rings which are balanced with the cables located in between them. This fluid interaction gives various visual perspectives to the structural Landmark design. 30M with its fluid form and its well integrated landscape design will attract the visitors not only to the site also inside the landmark. When the visitors are standing under the center of the 20m high Meridien Structure, they will experience the elevated 30.Meridien.