Deeply High ● Istanbul/Lübeck, Turkey/Germany
University ● Istanbul Technical University/Technical University of Applied Sciences Lübeck
task ● renovation & addition of storey, großhansdorf
About the team
We are the team with the collaboration of Istanbul Technical University and Technical University of Applied Sciences Lübeck that was formed after our team members came back from their Solar Decathlon experience in Africa in 2019.
Having been concurrent in Ben Guerir/Morocco in August and September 2019, the “neighbours” of the teams “AFRIKATATERRE” and “BOSPHORUS” became friends. So while exchanging approaches during and after the contest, we find out that we HAVE to apply together for the European Edition, because we feel already Deeply involved by high sustainability concerns.
Our team mainly focuses on ecologic, economic, and social aspects of sustainability and tries to engage the concepts by fundamental strategies that match up with Solar Decathlon Competitions’ primary contests. Our aim is to develop, design and plan vernacular architecture in a holistic approach for a sustainable, climate-resilient and socially responsible built environment.
With architectural and construction expertise, especially at THL, and energy and sustainability expertise, especially at ITU, the group can combine their fields. Still, the prospective project disciplines will be developed and elaborated by both groups to take advantage of each expertise and learn from each other with regards to cultural exchange.
“Deeply high” is an international, interdisciplinary project group with the aim to develop, design and plan vernacular architecture in a holistic approach for a sustainable, climate-resilient and socially responsible built environment. The group formed after the previous Solar Decathlon Africa in Morocco in 2019. With architectural and construction expertise especially at THL and energy and sustainability expertise especially at ITU the group can combine their fields to an interdisciplinary, international project group. Still, the prospective project disciplines will be developed and elaborated by both groups in order to not only take advantage of each expertise but to learn from each other also with regardsto cultural exchange.
With having started into the contest in October 2020, the project and idea development is still in progress. Still, the general concept of construction and design as well as the material, modular and general systematic scale can be presented. When we speak about architecture, it means one aspect of the “built environment” and its vernacular architecture! This “built environment” represents the physical frame for human’s lives: living, educating, producing, trading. In order to choose one of the three options given we decided to plan and design a vertical extension of an existing building. To realise that we have the option to work on a project between Hamburg and Lübeck – in Großhansdorf.
We work on an area with 9 blocks. Because of that we have to consider that there are very strong interdependencies between the single building, its direct and indirect neighbourhood, the geographical and climatic conditions, the social and demographic mixture. In the competition, we seek to address all these aspects in a holistic approach while developing a method that may give architectural, technical and social answers in the urban context. We will provide an adaptable, functional architecture by creating climate and user related opening/closing and adding/ removing of living spaces (closed rooms, atrium, pergola, …). We also work on appropriate renovation of the existing: respecting energy efficiency and integrating the embodied energy to make them affordable.
In our main and secondary structure, we will integrate local, renewable materials to improve local or regional production and trade. We will also face the permacultural issue: considering an architectural, technical intervention in a universal way, organic elements and water, urban/In-house-farming systems aspects. We provide opportunities to integrate and use small scale self-sufficient food production. To that we think of a multifunctional roof that’s all in one: protection against overheating, surface for capturing solar radiation, regulator of microclimatic conditions (“green roof” or similar), rainwater collection and rain protection.
The texts were written by the teams themselves and will be updated during the competition.