The Sahabiye Urban Design Project(1200000Sqm)located in Kayseri,Turkey, is a challenge between historical architecture and modern architecture as an urban transformation. The design strategy has focused on the historical castle of Kayseri which is the city center point as a place where the urban design will go throw the old city, exactly by designing public spaces as physical connections. In order to avoid repeated architectural design, there are phases with particular style were planned by following similar architectural language. By going far from the city center, taller buildings will show up and volumes of the project will end up with two iconic office buildings to be the new symbol of Kayseri. Cultural and public buildings are closer to the historical center.The project will provide an efficient solution to the traffic problem of the city center by dividing the traffic load with a large scale double street design along the green area. The most important point of the design is to connect the green large scale park of the project to the historical part of the center, by adding another large scale green area which will cross the old one. The meeting point of the 2 large scale green parks is the exact location for the 2 commercial towers which represent the role of Kayseri in the economy of Turkey. Also it will symbolize Kayseri as a commercial meeting point since Kayseri was one of the important caravanserais of Silk Road.
Considering the boring architecture of the general surface of the city, the new developing project is trying to have different type of volumes and architecture which are following the same architectural language. The urban plan is solving the traffic problem of the city in some parts by supporting the movement through large double street design following the new green park . In order to present a dynamic design, the important factors are Position & Composition, Façade & Street Design , Water & Green Based Landscape. By considering all these factors in our project , there will be a new soul given to the city.Adding a large scale green area as the longest designed green park in Kayseri, represent a huge void in the city. The void is a landmark for the city also emphasis on the value of the greens for the future cities.
The environmental qualities of the project
In order to avoid repeated architectural design, there are different phases with particular style followed similar architectural language. By going far from the city center, taller buildings will show up and volumes of the project will end up with two iconic office buildings to be the new symbol of Kayseri. Cultural buildings are more close to the historical center and commercial buildings are
The project has solved the traffic problem of the city center by dividing the traffic load as a large scale street design solution along the green area.
The Project as the biggest urban transformation in Turkey, emphasizing on the commercial Profitability of urban planning. Commercial buildings and the two commercial towers as the monuments of the project, are physically involved with the main public space to boost the commercial activities. This also reflects the historical role of Kayseri in the silk road.
The design quality of residential areas by planning enormous green public site is also a revolutionary in the property value of the city. This value will support the Profitability of the undeveloped parts of the city for new investors.
Sabri PASAYIGIT was born in Kayseri in 1977. By graduation from Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts, faculty of Architecture, in Istanbul, he started his professional career as an Architect in different large-scale construction companies and design firms where he completed his experience on very different architectural subjects and scales. In 2002, he started the REM ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE with partner Zafer Murat where he achieved a successful career as an architect in the business . In 2011, the office name changed to the current SABRI PASAYIGIT DESIGN OFFICE ( SPDO ) regarding founder name. The experience and strategy of design during the time, leaded him to involve in multi-scale and different subjects of design such as: residential, commercial, landscaping, urban design. While the scale of the projects improved each time he larged the boundries out of Turkey by having project in Azerbayjan , Iraq , Oman , Russia. Now he is active in the office as the Head Architect and Founder.