Izmir Metropolitan Municipality started to work to establish Turkey's first sustainability center. A national architectural project competition is being held for the center and its surroundings. Bayraklı The center, which will be located in the Turan District, will play an important role in the zero carbon target in 2030 against the climate crisis.
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerWork continues for the goal of making İzmir the leading city of life in harmony with nature. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality also took action for the Sustainability Center, which will play an important role in the zero carbon target in 2030 against the climate crisis. İzmir Sustainability Center (S-Hub), which will be Turkey's first and one of the few centers in the world Bayraklı It will be located in Turan District.
Common space for sustainable solutions
İzmir Sustainability Center, prepared within the scope of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Energy and Climate Action Plan and Green City Action Plan, will be a zero carbon structure and will be designed with innovative solutions. Universities, academics, non-governmental organizations and citizens will benefit from the center where the city's sustainability strategies, policies and projects will be produced. The Center will play an active role in accelerating the transition to a zero-emission environment, promoting and disseminating urban solution practices in the field of sustainability.
Participatory management approach
A Search Workshop was held with a participatory management approach for the project that will unite all the actors of the city in the goal of sustainability. In line with the decisions taken at the workshop BayraklıJury members were determined by taking the decision to organize an architectural competition for the center and its surroundings, which is planned to be built in Turan District of Istanbul. The jury held its first preparatory meeting. Jury members, including bureaucrats of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, academics, architects and engineers, made evaluations by examining the project area and its surroundings. The Department of Studies and Projects initiated the national architectural project competition process for the Sustainability Center and its surroundings.
Who is on the jury?
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Advisor Dr. Ekologist Güven Eken, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Şükran Nurlu, Head of the Department of Studies and Projects Vahyettin Akyol, City Planner Prof. Dr. Koray Velibeyoğlu, Mechanical Engineer Assoc. Dr. Nurdan Yıldırım, City Planner – Green Building Specialist Murat Doğru is a consultant jury member of the competition, and the main jury members are Y. Architect Bünyamin Derman, Civil Engineer Prof. Dr. Cemalettin Dönmez, M. Architect Fatma Aslıhan Demirtaş, Assoc. Dr. Architect Gülsu Ulukavak Harputlugil, Architect Assoc. Dr. It was composed of Architect Mehmet Bengü Uluengin, Architect Nevzat Sayın, and Senior Architect Özgür Güller.
İzmir, the national champion of the One World Cities Competition
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which has implemented its projects with the goal of zero carbon in 2030 against the climate crisis, became the champion of Turkey in the international One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) organized by WWF. He is also the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. Tunç SoyerIn line with the vision of tackling the climate crisis, İzmir was also selected for the Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission from the European Union.