ASLA Award TO İTÜ Academic
Nov 05, 2013

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has given 2013 award to Prof. Ahmet Cengiz Yıldızcı, together with Assoc. Prof. Gülşen Aytaç and Alper Aytaç for their project Hebil 175.

Prof. Yıldızcı teaches in İTÜ Landscape Architecture Department.

Hebil 157 Houses is a residential project consists of 5 luxury villas in Bodrum Peninsula, on the southwestern coast of Turkey. The buildings grow from the landscape and recall the crystalline lava flows of the legendry Volcano Kos once located near the Hebil 157 Site. Landscape design starts with the respect to the natural landscape, preserve the existing topography and the existing grove and reuse again, then continue the design with using the local flora. Consequently, this land turns into a paradise, using 10.000 lavenders and the butterflies flying on them.

“Simply sculptural. This is an amazing way to cluster a lot of houses. It is a great mix. Every piece was well resolved with no wasted space. The roof is accessible and beautiful.” —2013 Professional Awards Jury