Re-Rome: healing with nature


Name: Gülnur Aktaş

Nationality: Turkish

Institution / Company: Tobb University of Economics and Technology


–FINALIST of Re-Nature Rome Competition


Rome cannot handle the density of tourism with its history and biodiversity. While this design presents a critique to humanity who cannot preserve the history of Rome, it also constitutes a proposal to increase biodiversity. It is aimed to strengthen the historical building structure by healing the cracks with bacterias (Bacilluspseudormus-B.Cohnii) injected and hardening of the biomaterial over time. It is predicted that the skin of the bio-mortar will cover with soil over time and form a basement for plants. And the nature sprouting from the recruitment of historical texture will create natural routes starting from the historical points and Rome will be regained with the diversified biodiversity around these routes.An ecological life proposal is presented by illustrating the old state of the ruins with a light installation. Bringing a new dimension to the nature-human-history relationship, the design presents the space used as a courtyard in history to the human experience with a fringe, with the help of structures that guide nature. The idea, founded on experiencing the ancient and present Rome combined with the ecological life partnership, aimes to touch the city that lived in the past, survives now and to the silhouette of the future.


#Re-wilding and natural reservoirs #Natural heritage & Landmarks #Biomaterials         #Eco tourism & Nature destinations #Light Installation

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