|Izmir Post District, Izmir, Turkey 2002
International Urban Design Competition, Winner.
Team: Maria Aiolova, Tunch Gungor
This project proposes the creation of a streetcar to set in motion the operation of seduction for the City of Izmir. The Izmir Light Rail Tram (IZLR) is proposed as a structuring device that would intensify the Izmir Port District, accommodate existing patterns of growth, and introduce a range of new activities and urban conditions. The plan shows an accumulation of densely developed nodes and pedestrian initiatives linked by the IZLR system with the overall existing public transport network. This approach would create sufficient critical mass of large-scale projects to weave the Bay of Izmir back into the lives of her citizens.