Çağrı Helvacıoğlu

Istanbul Technical University

Faculty of Architecture

P76 | AN URBAN SOUND-SPACE. Sound performance building in Gezi Park, Taksim.

by Çağrı Helvacıoğlu  

The building aims to create a flexible space for a variety of sound performances, searching the ways to create new relations with the city and asking at the same time what is visible and public? There are two main questions driving the project: (1) How can I create a flexible space for changeable sound and music performances? (2) What are the ways for creating new relations with the city in a very public place? The first question is related to the program of the building while the second is related to the place. The answer of this project is to superposition the things which come from program and place. The movement of sound and people in the project joins the sound and the people’s movement in the city. From this aspect, the project initially begun with a hand model which analyses the urban layers. Secondly, some wholes were created through these layers and finally the project connected the urban layers through these wholes with fragmentation. In this case, the answer to the two questions has been researched through visual, audio and functional relations.


Çağrı Helvacıoğlu was born in 11.05.1987 in Izmir, Turkey. She graduated from the Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture in 2011. During her studies and after graduation she has been working in various architectural offices in Istanbul. She also participated in workshops. She has received prices in student and professional architectural competitions. Presently, she is working as an architect and studying for her master degree at the Istanbul Technical University, Architectural Design Program.