FROM AN EXCITING OBJECT TO AN OBJECT OF EXCITEMENT
A REFLECTION OF INTERIOR URBANISM IN THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS Public buildings are and always have been one of the finest dishes to be served on the plate of an architect. The open attitudes and the fluid conditions emerge from the necessity to capture the spatial forms of everyday living, systems of production and communication, and the topographical conditions of the city .... or is it? Libraries, municipal buildings, public schools, hospitals etc. are meant to be internally what every society provides externally on the streets, the neighbourhoods and the media... Many of us (the unique species that the rest of the world calls designers), try to establish urban connections based on programmatic bridges. Is it possible to take a step ahead and propose a building that brings the city in its interior through its concept? Can we as designers provide a concept such as interior urbanism (a value that is one of the main drivers when designing a public building) yet, we mainly see it only in malls, the big train stations or airports? Or is the only choice of a public building a big entrance hall with stacked floors around it?
As a definition, INTERIOR URBANISM IS (OR CAN BE) THE SPATIAL MOMENTUM THAT INTERRUPTS INTERNALLY THE URBAN ROUTES.
In this way, rather than trying to mimic the architectural tradition, how about connecting elementary dots of how the space itself emerges from the creative mechanism of stable and unstable flows of knowledge, history and design? Trying to escape from the trap of creating an exciting object, we can drive our lines into creating an object of excitement that adapts “future oriented values” and leads towards an in-depth experience of the society.