2011 Istanbul Multipurpose Hall Design, Turkey

The Multipurpose Hall Project is located in Istanbul. The intent is to provide a new cultural hub for the city. What ParaMaterial interested to explore is the relationships between material, performance & form and interpret this decades’ paradigm of Parametricism.

The building responds entirely to the geometry of the site which is irregular and also to programmatic requirements of the project brief. The design of the hall, as a continuous volume, and the facade are generated via computational design tools.  The hall which accommodates 1000 seats is designed for various activities including concerts, theatre and dance performances. The building includes additionally side facilities such as an exhibition hall, educational centre, cafes, management and technical facilities and carparks. The volume of the hall becomes the main design element which is also the structural backbone of the building.

Material systems are able to inform the architectural design process along with computational design tools. In this approach, the concepts of material, performance and form are inter-dependent and equally important, unlike the common architectural design process.


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