MAA created THE GATE as the intersection of Istanbul’s future and present

The portal by Melike Altınısık Architects

Turkish practice Melike Altinisik Architects – MAA participated in the interactive installation “THE GATE” in Tersane Istanbul (Golden Horn Port) at the 21st Brand Conference.

Where, how and what do we live? What kind of universe do we turn into to live? “

Melike Altinisik Architects created the “portal” with these unanswered questions still searching for answers. The creation of the MAA, the ‘gate’, creates an interactive spatial interface between the ‘present’ and the ‘future’. At the same time, MAA seeks to offer a new perspective of sustainable awareness of healing the wounds we have left to nature and humanity for future generations.

The portal by Melike Altınısık Architects

The “gate”, like Tersan, appeared at the intersection of 550 years of mossy and stratified history and was located at the intersection of nature and humanity. The ‘gate’ exists in a murky ‘moment’ and ‘space’ that includes movement, social interaction, and perceptual presence with the observer. People are constantly questioned throughout their lives.

Present and future is a general expression in nature and the universe that expresses the principle of duality and complementarity. All the spatial and functional transformations in the historical Tersan process reflect the duality of continuity and discontinuity in its natural environment.

The portal by Melike Altınısık Architects

People face thresholds and do not realize it before entering into this framework. When people see the sea, they dream of the land, the sky when they touch the land, the day when they know the night, and the “future” when they live in the “present.”

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The “gate” refers to the historical process surrounding it in the physical layer, which takes the lead in its location. The Gate retains a new framework with a hidden gateway to the city that contains contrasts, dualities, and the definition of infinity. At the same time, the reflective surface perforated in its center blurs all diodes. People encounter the city at this unique location where land and sea meet. During the “gate” experience, humans can notice themselves and what they leave behind.

The portal by Melike Altınısık Architects

The film “The Gate” tells the story of the present and the future through a digital layer that interacts with a reflective perforated metal surface at the intersection. The digital layer of AR (Augmented Reality Technology) in the “Gate” confronts the observer with the “present” and “future” worlds at the intersection of time. The “Present” interface creates scenarios in the world of augmented reality to raise awareness of the climate problems that rock our world and our lives every day.

The portal by Melike Altınısık Architects

The Gate allows the audience to witness today’s destruction of nature in an ever-changing world and the surreal destruction of urban landscapes. People begin to understand the return of wild nature (wild nature) at the interface of the “future” with the change and evolution of technological tectonics. Wild nature will be revived in the “future”, and humans, nature and technology will coexist harmoniously. Resurrected nature will tell the story of a struggle to deal with the current climate crisis.

The portal by Melike Altınısık Architects

The Portal builds a long-term bridge between the present and the future and expresses itself through the AR interface. Apart from their morphology, he confronts them with different scenarios. The “gate” is a transformation, not a transformation. This journey, established by The Portal over time, is a journey of self-interrogation in nature.

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The “Gate” is the experience of balancing humans, nature and technology.

For more information about Melike Altinisik and the MAA, you can listen to PA Talks 20 – Melike Altinisik

The portal by Melike Altınısık Architects

Project information

Site: arsenal istanbul
year: 2022
size: 180 square meters
organisation: Marca 2022
sponsor: Yabi Credit World
to treat: Inter platform design
Architect: Melike Altinisik Architects-MAA
design: Melek Altensik
Creative Media Leader: Bingu Ozmutlu
project team: Bingo Uzmutlu, Elifkan Merdin, Ace Tonka
Creative Project Consultant: Malih Altinsik
Supporting Team: Celine Bektas, Norsina Kolac, Abdullah Mellah, Mert Nalingioglu, Doru Yulac, Sima Olcay
digital fabrication: canned
Manufacturing contractor: DDF – Dream Design Factory
Photography: GRIYER – Mehmet Akif Sarı

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