Ozkan documents the history of the competition for the redevelopment of Istanbul and Kartal. He explains his intention to invite architects “whose values are conversant with those of the 21st century.” He cites Lagoon City, a project by Dutch architects MVRDV, who envisioned the addition of marinas and new traffic interchanges. He cites a project by Kengo Kuma which bridges disparate parts of the city with a blanket-like megastructure. Kuma’s vision was embraced by the jury even though it was deemed impractical. A final proposal from Ken Yeang with an interest in ecological sustainability is also presented.
Video Archive | MVRDV (2)
Charles Jencks describes the complexities and densities that make up the modern megacity, pointing out how analysis and data can form a conceptual model for design, or what he calls “directed determination.” He discusses the work of Rem Koolhaas and MVRDV in relation to the “Data City.”