Plans for New Turkish Public Park Would Let You Walk In the Trees
Newly-unveiled plans for a public park in Istanbul, show a one-of-a-kind public park with elevated walkways that would let visitors literally walk in the trees.
These plans, released by New York-based architecture studio Dror, for the “Parkorman” project are highly ambitious in scope and design. The design splits the 366-acre public park into five separate zones, each with its own unique characteristics.
The park’s entrance, titled “The Plaza,” is a large, open gathering space that is the most orthodox part of Dror’s plans. Other zones include a series of swings and hammocks called “The Loop,” a spice market-inspired ball pit area called “The Pool,” and a locally-inspired sculpture maze called “The Grove.”
Then, of course, there’s the aforementioned elevated treetop walkways. Called “The Chords,” this zone is a winding, looped footpath that integrates trampolines into the walking space.
The park will also include a protected forest, whose preservation has been factored into Dror’s plans. Scroll down to see more concept designs for the Parkorman project.