Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre by OODA

This creative concept called “Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre” was created by Portuguese firm OODA. The aim of the competition for the Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre was to establish a proposal for a centre fully equipped with adequate technology and facilities in order to be prepared against a disaster that may affect Istanbul and to develop public consciousness about the disasters in general and specifically about earthquakes. "For this unique equipment, our proposal approach tries to merge the most efficient program articulation with a strong concept which intends to suggest the overall theme integrated with Istanbul’s context. On the interior we created a multi-level space experience having the entire required program connected through a central point that simultaneously receives and guides the public to interact with the building. We also created a progressive cladding concept to the facade that introduces and enhances the Arabic atmosphere while it’s reacting – through density combination and geometrical driven development- to the local environment." Take a look!

Busan Opera House by OODA

This creative building was represented by Portuguese firm OODA to the design competition for the Busan Opera House in Busan, South Korea. Architectors placed this seashell like building on the edge of the sea and such solution looks very harmonious. This concept of Opera House contains areas for a huge range of cultural activities including operas, theater, sporting and musical events. “The grand opera auditorium features flexible stage locations and seating arrangements with rotating platforms enabling large and small scale events to occur within the space. Accommodating the needs of different concerts, visitors may have a variety of perspectives to view performances with a central stage and perimeter seating or a single view with all seating oriented in the same direction. A secondary multipurpose theater within the smaller volume is interconnected with a banquet hall, convention center, shopping, cafes and restaurants.”