Tasarım Magazine No:243

Tasarım Magazine No:243 The city’s trademark is Porsuk River and sepiobte. which the city is quite rich with Eskisehir has a rich layered historical background thanks to its multiple former governments including big Civilisations such as Hittites. Phrygia. Alexandria Rome. Byzantium. Anatolia Seljuk. and Ottoman Empire Especially Odunpazari region has 3 great tourism potential with its untouched historical texture.

The project was highly influenced and inspired from Eskisehir s thermal water sources For years, the locals have believed that the hot water had healing features and it would improve the health of anyone who rested in the water for a while; which ultimately called for an increase in the attention the local and foreigner visitors paid m the region. This rapid met ease in tourism potential pointed to a need for a luxurious accommodation for both Turkish and foreign tourists.

The project is a modern interpretation of Odunpazarı’s vernacular architecture and existing historical texture. The Site plan is formed after a careful consideration of the existing trees' positions m order to minimise the damage to the site. The complex includes a spa and wellness centre in the middle. and accommodation units on the perimeter There is also a hotel, a wedding venue, and guest bungalows located in a hillside pine forest The project site makes a perfect thermal spa location since it is extremely dose to the geothermal water source. The spa and wellness centre is buried in the ground in order to benefit from the land's geothermal features, The roof of the underground structure has the pools, pool decks and sunbath terrace The domes placed In the pods work as roof-lights to allow natural daylight inside The penetrating filtered light m the spa creates the illusion of a traditional hamam under a dome. The resort is burtt around the Spa. which comprises the core and centre of the building It is no coincidence that Eskisehir Spa & Thermal Motel is located here The idea of the Eskisehir Spa & Thermal Hotel was conceived to us this natural resource for spa The spa is coupled with c.vth.
taking advantage of the site's geothermal features. The hotel rt tiered following the natural to topography and revolves around the spa in order to provide easy access to all of the hotel guests The wedding venue is designed as a separate function from the hotel

The project touches on the sustanible design aspects by making use of wind and solar energy The geothermal energy is not used only n the spas but also for the space heating during odd seasons, via geothermal heat pump system The property embraces the fundamental waste megaton concept of ‘Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.' Any kind of recyclable* are collected throughout the complex, including cardboard, plastic bottles steel and aluminium cans, office paper. newspaper, fluorescent light bulbs, cooking cvl. toner cartridges, batteries, pallets and crates.