Competition entry from Nuvist Architecture & Design for Izmir Opera House competition…

Art has a great role in showing what happens in human beings’ life. Soul, intelligence and the emotions are the reflections of the community, and Art forms the social identities of communities. It also shows us the difference between the various social identities. Global influences effect the types of knowledge acquisitions or the social values in the art, and the artists determine the standards of modern life.

Thus, art centers have many roles beside their fundamental functions that should be participant, shared with society and create a modern level in connection between the citizens and the artists’ works. This concept is the key criteria for the Izmir Opera House Project. The project should be reflecting the history, the culture and the modern life in Izmir, furthermore it should be an identity for the city of Izmir.

In this context, we have started to design an urban art dome that we call Artistic Foyer. The urban power effects the functional system, and the  functional system defines the artistic foyer. As a result, all these things together create a parametric topography which forming the dome.




  1. Saturday 14th of April 2012 at 02:24:52 PM Shaikh Hussain

    It is a wonderful design.I love the Fluid flow .I too am currently in the process of sharpening the tools for design.I have one question though ,what kind of a structure is it
    1)a concrete shell? or pre engineered truss used to generate the form and then panel it? or something else…
    and some commments on materials please?
    Thanks and regards
    Shaikh Hussain

  2. Monday 29th of August 2011 at 02:28:40 PM Nicco

    Is it a 3ds max design or t-splines with rhino or maya???

  3. Thursday 5th of May 2011 at 07:14:08 PM emrah

    we thank you for your interest. Contrarily, we love questions. But your question it is not clear exactly. If we got it right this way;
    We think that first of all it could be better if you improve your software skills in 3d or something that you can make your design in digital so we believe that you can reach your goal from sketch to digital.
    And like you said before in Chinese phrase “To improve your work skills, must first sharpen your tools” . WE hope that it is enough for you and keep loving architecture.

  4. Wednesday 4th of May 2011 at 02:36:47 PM licml

    it looks great, can’t stop asking how u make it although you guys don’t like this question. but we chinese say”工欲善其技,必先利其器”. so please, i just wanna learn, cause i love architecture, chinese civilization need new blood…

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