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Taksim Park Monument

    Taksim Park Monument was our way of expressing our support for social statements of Turkish youth, both conservative and progressive, by designing a monument museum for Taksim Square in Istanbul. Monuments of freedom represent social forces that pierce through rigid, non-democratic institutions.  It is significant in history almost all monuments of freedom feature female figures.

    There is a peaceful power, an enlightened fearlessness in their stance, unlike the overpowering male hero. Hence, our monument takes its primary form after the image of a female protestor shielding her body from oppressive forces of the government. Our monument strives to harmonize and unite multiple layers of society with a healing message; oppression whether imposed by elites or conservatives is bad for a healthy society.

Design principal

Selim Vural, AIA




Schematic Design


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