Designing a public space in the water by highlighting its natural features

MADENCIOGLU WATERFALL RECREATION

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MADENCIOGLU WATERFALL RECREATION

Madencioglu Waterfall is about 30 minutes drive from Devrek district of Zonguldak; It is located at the point where it turns as a bridge at the end of the road connecting the village of Özbağı and Sofular Village. The area, which is mainly used as a picnic area by the local people, is also the stopover for hiking and cycling. Although some studies were carried out for more efficient use of the area at different times, the environment around the waterfall became idle because of the floods and carelessness in the winter.

Due to the concrete fills on both sides of the area in the current situation, the waterfall is poured into a narrow area and continues to flow in such a way that it finds its own leak.

The railings on the bridge and the filling areas are broken and the natural vegetation is damaged because the visitors drive until the bottom of the waterfall. The poetic existence of the waterfall is long lost.

Our project has been designed in such a way that visitors can spend a long time with the natural beauties of the area. For this purpose, the concrete filling areas were excavated and the waterfall was turned back to its natural state. All the following interventions were made elegantly, touching the nature in a delicate way.

Client

Governorship of Zonguldak

Location

Zonguldak

Size

1050 sqm

Program

Public Space - Recreation

Status

In Progress

Collaborators

  • Bilgiç Engineering

  • Mak Energy & Consultancy

CURRENT : BATTERED NATURE

Due to the concrete fills on both sides of the area in the current situation, the waterfall is poured into a narrow area and continues to flow in such a way that it finds its own leak.

The railings on the bridge and the filling areas are broken and the natural vegetation is damaged because the visitors drive until the bottom of the waterfall. The poetic existence of the waterfall is long lost.

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The Waterfall is located in an area intertwined with nature like many waterfalls of the black sea geography. As a result of some brutal interventions over the years, the waterfall bed narrowed and the area lost its natural characteristics. Our primary design decision has been to undo the bad interventions and ensure that the area regains its natural features. Then, platforms that will allow different activities have been delicately integrated into the natural space.

Touching the nature in a delicate way

UNDO WHAT HAS BEEN DONE

Our primary design decision has been to undo the bad interventions and ensure that the area regains its natural features.