30.MERIDIEN LANDMARK

  • PROJECT
    30.Meridien Landmark

    LOCATION
    Kartepe, Turkey

    DATE
    2012 – tbc

    CLIENT
    Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality

    STATUS
    Competition, 1.Prize

    SIZE
    30m

    ARCHITECT
    Melike Altınışık Architects

  • DESIGN
    Melike Altınışık with Daniel Widrig

    STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
    Melih Altınışık

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30. Meridian Landmark design provides coherence between its flowing design and the harmony of this flow with the pathways inside the park area. It has an unique aesthetics that will make its visitors a part of this greatness.

Visitors following the flow of the design will feel themselves as part of this Landmark while walking under the representative meridian at the 20-meter high arch that is the main structure designed to represent the 30th Meridian.

One of the key points that adds value to the design is the symbolic map of the world above the ground. The special illumination system will illuminate all the major cities and the map of the latitude-longitude will be covered on the ground. Visitors will be able to get detailed information on the map of the world. 

20m above the 30th Meridian floor on the map of the same exactly from the same point, Kartepe, will be matched to the right location. 

When the visitors stop at that point and look upwards, they will see the 30th Meridian as rising 20 meters upwards. In this way, visitors will become part of the design.

Its unique structure, which will be adopted in a short time by the environment, it will be unique, permanent and attention-grabbing. The image of the 30th Meridian, which will benefit from the improvement and development of the region, will be visited by other people who come to Kartepe from other cities for skiing and tourism purposes.