First day of the workshop started at Istanbul Kültür University, with an introduction from Sulan Kolatan. Minimal surface methods, soapy solutions and their topological properties are explained, along with a presentation about how generative design software methods can be used for creating these topologies.
Later on, five different plots are chosen from the Buyukdere axis: Besiktas, YIldiz, Zincirlikuyu, Levent and Maslak.
In the afternoon, students formed 5 groups and went on to the selected sites, in order to analyse existing movement flows.
First day ended with a lecture given by Sulan Kolatan at Istanbul Technical University, entitled “when ecology forms the cıty.”