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Denizli Hotel

location: Denizli, Turkey

year: 2021

type: hospitality

status: concept

area: 3550 m²

While walking towards the city forest, approximately 15 minutes away from the city center of Denizli, the environmental context enriched with the traditional settlements, ancient cities and travertines bring the question "is it Mediterranean or Aegean?" The way the settlements are attached to the topography and the narrow street setups arising from the distances between the buildings, the street life, the local culture and the building typology formed by the combination of many different factors, the facade characters and the materials used...

The project has a construction area of 3600 sqm and the land is surrounded by the forest. The opportunities offered by the sloping land in nature have been discussed and delighted as a hotel comprised of social areas and 39 accommodation units. Based on these data, rather than configuring all accommodation units in a monoblock structure, its opted for positioning individual units’ side by side according to the slope. Thus the units could benefit efficiently from the landscape scene. Accommodation units, which were planned by considering the sun path and the view were connected by open circulation areas called “Street”. Accommodation units designed in a way that structures are positioned at different levels and enhanced with altered façade openings to not interrupt the privacy in between the units.

The common areas are separated from the accommodation areas and placed in the upper level by benefiting from the sloped land. Thus, the effect of the active use of common spaces on the accommodation clients is minimized. In addition, it is aimed to ensure the continuity of the relationship with the landscape and the environment for the users who spend time in common spaces.

The use of traditional and natural materials was preferred in the facade regarding to the nature of the land and its geography that carries traces of its past. Due to the use of various materials and the differentiations in building typologies, the situation of repetition and non-repetition is also discussed.

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