KIZILIRMAK BRIDGE

  • PROJECT
    Kızılırmak Bridge

    LOCATION
    Sivas, Turkey

    DATE
    2016

    CLIENT
    Sivas Municipality

    STATUS
    Competition, 1.Mention

    SIZE
    200m

    ARCHITECT
    Melike Altınışık Architects

  • DESIGN
    Melike Altınışık

    TEAM
    Erenalp Saltık, İrem Coşkun, Eda Tekirli, Gizem Fidan

    STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
    Uğur Seymen

    LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
    Nursen Gümüşsoy

    CONSULTANT
    Melih Altınışık

    VISUALISATION
    Ediz Akyalçın

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A natural border-line with the potential of combining the city transformations in the Sivas’s organizational set up. This Design Proposal creates an avant-garde design approach to obtain coherency between plan and sections, and harmonizes the bridge with its topography.

Melike Altinisik Architects implemented variety of investigations through Sivas’s morphological and structural elements, which defines the physical conditions, the formation and transformation of its fabric, in order to fully grasp the entity of the city.

During the design process, Sivas’s architectural typology and its historical evolution of the city’s figure had analyzed and results shows that the new boulevard will play an important role fusing its two cultural and social hubs: Sivas Cumhuriyet University and Sivas City Centre.

The intention was to Integrate the bridge with the boulevard by combining its form and structure, taking an Avant-garde looking design approach to obtain coherency between plan and sections, and harmonizing the bridge with its topography which are the main concepts shaping the design.

Kızılırmak Bridge is a vehicle bridge while interacts with the pedestrian and cycling application on the Kızılırmak River. The pedestrian and cycle routes are surrounded by a heterogeneous vegetation which continuously diffused to encourage an ecological city life-style specifying one of the most important proposals of the project.

The green areas will be nourished by the water flow of Kızılırmak River and will expose the demand for cultural and social activities around the new pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow and simultaneously the site becomes equally important as the bridge’s architectural structure.