Vertical Wilderness

Name: Başak Elgin
Nationality: Turkish
Institution / Company: TOBB Economy and Technology University


-EDITORIAL PICK of Manhattan Wildscraper Competition


Although the settlements and shapes of the buildings in Manhattan are gridal, this gridal structure has certain advantages in the vertical as well as the horizontal plane. This skyscraper, which has risen in accordance with its context in order to benefit from these advantages, will be filled with life as it offers a new and basic space proposal, unlike the skyscrapers that are empty because of the pandemic.

The new space proposal addresses the ambiguity and intertwining of the difference between today’s office and apartment and brings this to the space. All of the spaces with different programs such as offices, apartments, cafes or gardens serve in the skyscraper both on a horizontal and vertical plane. In addition, unlike a building that takes from nature and does not give it back, this design produces water and energy in the core section that will be distributed throughout the building.

The shares of the living spaces surrounding the two sides of this core are; vertical gardens 50%, houses=offices 30%, cafes 15% and shops 5%. The energy production in the aforementioned core comes from the wind turbines that benefit from the wind current resulting from the compression of the core between two masses, the waste and rain water collected in the water tanks. This stored electricity and water is then transferred to the living spaces thanks to the systems placed inside the carrier skeleton.


#Green Roofs & Green Walls #Vertical forests #Terraces & Gardens #Urban Parks & Community Gardens #Support to mental health & stress reduction

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