Lale Ceylan

Istanbul Technical University

Faculty of Architecture

P74 | TEMPORARY MASS, PERMANENT INDIVIDUALITY. Mixed-use structures adjacent to Inönü Stadium in Istanbul.

by Lale Ceylan  

Temporary mass* _situation. Stadiums, where only the masses live, are spaces that only one can exist with masses. What forms your presence here is ‘being in the masses’. Here, the existence of individuals one by one, what they feel or their individual differences have got no meaning. The individual’s reason for being there is 'unity', 'whole' or in other words, 'creation of mass'. Permanent individuality* _Question. If the Inönü stadium is one of these places where the masses live, its northern area -within the stadium program- could it accommodate a system where permanent individuality can exist?
* This contrast -or the existence of temporary mass- is seen more as a chance than an obstacle to the existence of permanent individuality.


Lale Ceylan  studied architecture at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and the Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" as an one-year-exchange student. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture. During her bachelor years, she attended several out-of-school activities such as international workshops and competitions. Between 2010 and 2013, she has been working as a full-time architect in ddrlp architecture&design based in Istanbul. The scope of her practice consists of various scales and contexts such as construction projects, on-site experiences and artworks. She was assistant-participant at the 1st Istanbul Design Biennial 2012 with Boğaçhan Dündaralp, founder of ddrlp. In September 2012, she got accepted for an M.Arch. program at ITU, Graduate School of Science, Engineering and Technology. Since 2005, she lives in Istanbul, Turkey.