We transformed a community space in Beşiktaş in cooperation with Akkök Holding and with the support of Beşiktaş Municipality.

Cities, communities, nature, our movements, our thoughts, our dreams and us – all of these are elements that make up our world. The well-being of our world is directly linked to the harmony and relationship between these concepts.
Based on these ideas, within the scope of the Alman Deresi Community and Movement Space Project, we proposed an approach that draws attention to urbanites dialogues surrounding around thoughts, dreams, nature, city, environment and themselves. And, we brought together the "a better  ialog for a better world" statement at the intersection of environment, movement, inspiration and hope in the public sphere.

We hacked the basketball court and created community and activity spaces that would improve dialogue of urbanites with their surroundings in the Alman Deresi Hiking Trail.

Around the basketball court area, which was empty before our intervention, we
designed seating units for the park visitors, and curated new spaces for resting,
performing, working and spending time in the park with other urban furniture units. Illustration artist Uğur Acil worked on the basketball court ground design in the area and Kemal Atlıoğlu from the design team worked on the urban furniture designs in the community area. Designs were interpreted in a way that visitors of the park could enjoy being present in the community and movement space. We opened Alman Deresi Community and Movement Space for use on October 1, 2022 after 2 months of design and 20 days of implementation phases.

As a result of all these efforts, we invite everyone to be a part of the stories we create in the public space, to start dialogues and inspire each other in order to create happier and more sustainable cities and communities!

Date: Eylül 2022
In collaboration with Akkök Holding
Project Supporter: Beşiktaş Municipality
Project Location: Beşiktaş – Alman Deresi Yürüyüş Parkuru (hiking trail)
Project Manager: Ufuk Emin Akengin, Aytekin Gezici
Production and Site Manager: Cansu Gaytancıoğlu
Project Assistants: Hera Akçay, Mervan Önen
Corporate Communication: Doğukan Güngör, Mervenaz Çiçekdiken
Furniture Designer: Kemal Atlıoğlu
Ground Illustration and Visual Communication: Uğur Acil
Furniture Production: Karakalem Design
Floor Paint: Bilgili İnşaat
Photography: @flashbangprod