Heval Zeliha Yüksel Mimar / Architect
What was considered when planning your design? Can we learn the reason why you used beige color natural stones in common areas and dark gray natural stone on the villas while the color white dominates Bodrum’s local architecture?
In the present settlement plans and zoning rules of Turgutreis, there is a higher use of density than that issued to other villages of Bodrum. Perhaps, one of the most important features of the project was our working not with those density requirements but the project benefiting from the existing sea view.
Consideration was given to the zoning road planned to run along the whole Turgutreis shore not being detached from the settlements, being transformed in contrast into an activity area linked to the sea all hours of the day and at night, just like a promenade and starting from our plot, up to Turgutreis marina open to public use be supported by new jetties, beaches, small cafés and restaurants (approx. 4 km.)
Another point of consideration was to create multiple alternatives in housing solutions for different income groups and family member numbers. Allowing to have all rooms to enjoy Turgutreis shore view, placing the hotel at the very back beside the road as a multi-storey building. The terrace of the created linear structure was transformed into a meeting place especially to watch the sunset, converting the wonderful sunset pleasure into an event area. Care was taken that an inner promenade (alle) reaching directly to the sea, starting from the hotel’s reception and lobby area, allowing full orientation with the sea from the lobby and to build an oasis among the structures built in ramshackle white shades around; forming an environment with lots of green even with stones of earth color. It was sought to create a new landscape starting from our plot, extending to the marina.
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