The design and implementation work performed according to our understanding of the sustainable landscape can be explained under 5 headings.
Firm Soil Arrangements:
Realization of detailed solutions including the use of materials with high water permeability, strengthening the perception of space, giving priority to pedestrian/bicycle use, allowing comfortable movement of disabled users and contributing to the sustainability of natural life as much as possible.
Preferring plant species that consume as little water as possible, suitable for the climate, adding character to the space in all seasons, and arranging these plants in accordance with campus plant arrangement principles
Arrangements for Irrigation:
Selection of irrigation systems and equipment suitable for plant type and area characteristics, in order to provide irrigation water necessary for the survival of plant material and to reduce water consumption
Regulations on lighting:
Adopting a safe, economical and aesthetic lighting approach with low consumption (mostly using LED technology) and long-lasting lighting products and realizing the applications within this framework.
Regulations on urban furniture and auxiliary elements
Making designs with long-lasting, sustainable, user-friendly, ergonomic and disability-friendly materials and element choices in the foreground.
Sustainable landscaping studies were carried out with the joint cooperation of Istanbul Regional Directorate of Forestry, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and ITU Faculty of Architecture Landscape Department academicians. The purpose of these studies; to protect the green area in ITU Ayazağa Campus and to make it more qualified. A landscape approach has been adopted whereby projects and regular maintenance are conducted according to the principles of climate and landscape design on campus. An inventory of the natural life of the campus was performed and the trees in the inventory were classified. Diseased and unhealthy trees were diluted with the guidance of experts and moved to new areas where they could grow more comfortably. During the transportation process, special vehicles were preferred that would not damage the roots of the trees. After providing the appropriate distance between the trees with the thinning and thinning processes, the trees benefited more from the sun. Climate-appropriate trees such as redbud, sweetgum, plane tree, and linden have been planted inside the campus.