Nomad Piers: Waterfront Community Centers for Migrants in Istanbul, OpenActUnbuit
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“NOMAD PIERS: WATERFRONT COMMUNITY CENTERS FOR MIGRANTS IN ISTANBUL”, written by OpenAct. Published in March 2017.
Printed copies of this work have the financial support of: the CAAA – Centre for Art and Architecture Affairs, the Project Lab2PT – Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory – AUR/04509 and FCT through national funds and when applicable of the FEDER co-financing, in the aim of the new partnership agreement PT2020 and COMPETE2020 – POCI 01 0145 FEDER 007528.
ISSN 2183-8968 (On-line Edition) / ISSN 2183-895X (Print Edition)
© T+U Editorial Partners. All rights reserved 2017.
OpenAct – Biography
OPENACT is a multiple design practice that operates within the fields of architecture and urbanism.
Conceived as part-laboratory and part-workshop, OPENACT employs research as a performative act in architecture and envisions the design of open-ended systems as the basis for adaptable, flexible and organic infrastructures, across a multitude of scales that support and promote contemporary urban life. Recent work and research focus on strong design relationships between public realm, infrastructure, and the environment.
Founded in 2013 by Zuhal Kol, Carlos Zarco Sanz and Jose Luis Hidalgo, OPENACT has received several international and national awards in multiple architecture and design competitions.
The studio’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues across Spain and Turkey, as well as the United States, Italy, Argentina, and China. Their academic research and works have been published in several books and journals including: Cornell AAP Association 6, The Petropolis of Tomorrow, Yapi, Scenario Journal and UEM Reia.