The Nemrut caldera sits cradled within the Nemrut Volcano in Turkey, formed by the collapse of the volcano into itself, creating a large, deep crater. This dramatic formation creates a unique micro-environment, becoming home to plants and animals that thrive in the harsh conditions. Nestled within the caldera is lake Nemrut, a half-moon crater freshwater lake that further adds to the unique biodiversity of the caldera.
The Nemrut Volcano Eyes architecture competition is tasking participants with envisioning an observation point. Positioned at an altitude of about 2,800 metres on the southern edge of the crater, the lookout point will provide visitors with outstanding views overlooking Lake Van and its surroundings.
The competition requires participants to consider both functional and aesthetic properties when designing the observation point, as construction would be complicated and potentially costly in such a harsh environment.