Today Çekirge is considered more of a transation spot, instead of being a destination. Inappropriate use of resources and rapid, uncontrolled grow of the city caused a dissolution of the neighbouthood's tightly formed integrity throught years.
Reveal : Evaluation of underlaying potentials / cultural heritage found in the area.
Connect : Increasing accesibility via shrinking and growing different uses of programs.
Experience : Creating multi-functional, versatile spaces that can potentially gather the inhabitants, outsiders and visitors.
Çekirge Square is a node covered with a high density network of motorized traffic. The current state of the Çekirge Junction disrupts the communication between the mosque and the square, disassembling the connection between the visitors and the town. Therefore, rearranging the density on Çekirge Square is a primary focus of the project.
Design of the square takes reference from the underlying shattered tectonic structure of Bursa, in terms of form and aesthetics. Instead of resolving the plan & functions on a single level, it offers multiple levels at different scales, each with a unique texture.
Small / tiny scale plannings focusing on the current state and course of existence of the neighbourhood are put together to create permanent changes in the town. Foreseen consequence of these plannings is the natural diffusion of these tiny acupuncture points, supporting and deepening the personal relationships within the neighbourhood.