Bow down before Parkorman, the king of public parks.
Istanbul has a notorious lack of good public parks.
So it’s a good thing that the city wants to build a new park — especially one as awesome as Parkorman.
Istanbul officials asked the New York-based architecture firm Studio Dror to design Parkorman, a proposed park six miles north of the city.
Dror just submitted some pretty innovative designs for the space. The picture at the top of this article is bringing the most attention to this project. It depicts a preliminary design of trampolines that would line a portion of the park’s sky. The image below is the walkway you’d take to get up there.
The park will also include swings and hammocks in the trees, and giant ball pits inspired by Turkish spice markets.
Dror states in a video about the project that the idea isn’t to “creat[e] paths that take you from point A to point B.” Many of the walking trails will wind back and forth, allowing visitors to “create their own experience within the forest.”
Not counting the trampolines, the coolest part of Dror’s design is what they’re calling “The Fountain of Clarity.” The image below makes it look like a cube of water rising up from the grass.
What’s really incredible about this fountain is the fact that visitors will supposedly be able to go inside it.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that Dror will build these designs. Any artists can draw trampolines in the trees. Actually building it — and figuring out a way to keep people from killing themselves — will be the real challenge.
If they can pull it off, though, this will go down in history as one of the best public parks of all time. And it might just help keep the peace in Turkey, too