Zeitgeist Village

Innovation In The Materia

Soil is a building/product material that has been used for centuries with traditional methods, but has sunk into oblivion with modernism. Soil with today’s technology and knowledge; It can be seen as an ecological, natural material and used modularly. The mud-like mixture, consisting of sifted soil, gypsum, lime, water and reinforced with fiber, is poured into the mold and compressed, gaining strength within fifteen minutes, and becomes completely stable when dried.

Another important step in realizing ecological sustainable design is material selection; By choosing materials with low embedded energy, the emission of harmful substances can be minimized and it will not harm the person during use, and it can be recycled after the end of its useful life without creating waste. Soil is one of the preferred construction materials at ZSV, as it has the advantage of mass production with modular molds, does not require maintenance, can be easily repaired when damaged, and is a warm material like wood.

Reflections of the Zeitgeist

idea on the mass, sketches…

Reflections of zeitgeist thought on mass,

living space

Turn on your camera to navigate the living space with the help of your mobile phone.

The Mass of Zeitgeist Thought

Reflections, Collective Space...

IsHeating / Cooling



Energy Metering

Air Conditioning Systems Management

Productivity Analysis

Compatible Building

Sensor and Data Collection

Fire Management

Communication between selected systems and products, protocol and connection types are important.

Housing Automation System


Presence Sensor

Humidity, fire and water flood sensor

Climate Control

Home theater

Door, window and intercom mart home appliances

Data Collection

Actuator Control

Fire Panel


Corporate Sustainability Approach


-Renewable and
Fuel Resources
-Greenhouse Gas
-Energy efficiency
-Climate Risk
-Water Management
-Recycling Processes
– Disaster Emergency


-Health and Safety
-Working Conditions and Rights
-Diversity and Inclusion
-Human rights
-Local Communities
Impact on


– Ethical Standards
-Diversity of the
Board of Directors
and governance
– Stakeholder Engagement
 – Shareholder Rights

Our Goals

Zeitgeist Innovation Campus is compatible with United Nations Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Sustainability is one of the most effective methods used to combat climate change. In this period of deepening of the climate crisis, important changes are experienced in the accommodation industry as well as in all other industries. Aware of current global problems.As Zeitgeist Innovation Campus, we consider sustainability at all stages. In order to provide more transparent information to our stakeholders, we consider applying for the Environmentally Friendly Accommodation Facilities Certificate (Green Star) and LEED®–Neighborhood Development Certificate. we are planning.

Environmental Management Strategy:

An integrated environmental management strategy is planned according to ISO 14001:2015 Quality Standard. Zeitgeist Innovation Campus is designed within the scope of zero waste and zero energy. Environmental parameters in all business processes from the project stage to the end user are analyzed and reported according to the LCA methodology.

Climate Sensitive Design

When the climate crisis risk and environmental performance data of Bodrum District are examined, it is seen that the region is seriously affected by the climate crisis. As this crisis progresses, an increase in climate-related disasters (such as floods, droughts, fires) is expected in the region.1 All buildings and the environment in the Zeitgeist Innovation Campus are designed according to climate disaster risk, and a climate disaster plan is being prepared for the village.

Water Management

The Milas-Bodrum sub-basin is a sub-basin that is under environmental pressure due to human activities. In dams where the basin supplies water Water quality is low due to agricultural and domestic pollution. Due to the lack of infrastructure system in the region, water There are difficulties in supply and purification. Water in transmission lines due to topography leaks are very high.2 The quality of drinking water low level of wastewater treatment methods Zeitgeist Innovation due to insufficient Special water-wastewater projects are designed for the campus. The historical cupola in the project area still works status. The water of the dome, which is a cultural heritage its compliance with the management strategy is investigated and planned to be included in the project.

Water Responsive Urban Design

Wastewater recovery at the Zeitgeist Innovation Campus is planned to be made. Therefore, wastewater collection channels green water (rainwater) and black – gray water (toilet and other household water) will be collected separately is designed in such a way. The specific volume of wastewater gray water and black water together to keep the collection, treatment with biological treatment systems is planned. Areas where treated wastewater is considered to be used in line with the health, environmental and economic risk analyzes for wastewater recovery:

In the project, it is planned to implement the Green Infrastructure Systems in an integrated manner with architecture, agriculture and landscape, taking into account the “Nature Based Sustainable City Design”.

Zeitgeist Innovation Campus Waste Management

There are problems in solid waste management in Bodrum. Most of the waste is disposed of by wild landfill. For this reason, we are working to ensure that as much as possible, no waste comes out of the Zeitgeist Innovation Campus..

 In our works carried out in this context, we work by taking into account the waste management hierarchy in order to ensure resource efficiency.

Preventing and Reducing Waste Generation: One of the main purposes of the Zeitgeist Innovation Campus One is to build sustainable living spaces and communities. It In this context, informing the villagers about reducing consumption and permaculture,

Separation at Source: All areas of use availability of collection boxes and signs for waste, It is planned to inform users about this..

Classification by Waste Type: Separate at source at Zeitgeist Innovation Campus It is planned to have a waste station where all the collected wastes are collected. Here, the substance group (glass, plastic, etc.) and physical properties of the wastes (compostable, combustible (etc.) are planned to be shipped to the necessary places by labeling them..

Reuse, Resource Conversion/Recovery: At the waste station planned for the Zeitgeist Innovation Campus, the wastes that can be reused in the village and used for further recycling, recycling and recovery will be separated. The remaining wastes will be delivered to the relevant municipality in a classified manner. Next to the waste collection facility, a biomethanization area and a waste processing workshop will be located on the Zeitgeist Innovation Campus. Waste treatment workshop; good agriculture samples will also be used as a field for studies on permaculture and sustainable animal husbandry. It is planned that the organic wastes from the Zeitgeist Innovation Campus will primarily be used as compost in agricultural production. According to the volumes and biomethanization capacities of the wastes, they will be evaluated as biogas and/or biochar for energy production.

Innovation On Agriculture

Within the scope of the project, integrated smart agriculture and sustainable livestock activities are planned with renewable energy sources. The studies here are carried out by considering the water-energy-food bond.

Rural Development, Beekeeping Activities

Almost all of the pine honey produced in the world is produced in Turkey. In Turkey, 90% of honey is produced in and around Muğla province. According to the Forestry Action Plan, 50% of the forests in our country are degraded and need to be restored. Drought, erosion and loss of biodiversity due to these degraded forest areas is happening. It is proposed to transform these areas into honey forests by bio-restoration. In this way, biodiversity loss is prevented by increasing plant diversity in forests.6 Natural water resources are protected, erosion and desertification are prevented. One third of honey production in Turkey is obtained from pine trees. Various climates and Due to the vegetation conditions, the Anatolian bee has important morphological and physiological differences.

Muğla ecotype is the most common ecotype. This ecotype is the breed that best adapts itself to different conditions. Thanks to the rapid development of offspring and high yield honey production from pine trees, separates from other races. When the current situation is examined, the production efficiency of the hives used in the production of pine honey is low and the products with high added value are not produced in the region. Due to recent forest fires, the areas where pine honey can be produced have been limited. The area where the Zeitgeist Innovation Campus is located is rich for pine. It is one of the few areas where honey can be produced. You can find detailed readings on the subject in the bibliography..

“Supporting Women’s Employment Grant Programme” in beekeeping in the European Union and Turkey is one of the important grant programs for rural development. In this context, studies on beekeeping activities are planned.



Muğla Büyükşehir Belediyesi Muğla’da İklim Değişimi Azaltım Projesi Sonuç Raporu,2019 


GEKA,”Muğla Su Ayakizi ve Temiz Su Eylem Planı”, 2015 Bodrum Su Paneli, Bodrum Ticaret Odası Salonu, BODTUM, 20 Kasım 2019


5. T.C. Tarım ve Orman Bakanlığı, Orman Genel Müdürlüğü, “Detailed Report Of Selected Non-Wood Forest Product Pine Honey”, Cleared by FAO, 17 September 2020

 T.C. Tarım ve Orman Bakanlığı, Orman Genel Müdürlüğü, Bal Ormanı Eylem Planı 2018-2023

Ek Kaynaklar:


 1. YouTube animation – Suya Duyarlı Kentsel Tasarım: 

2. Ukaid; Fund, Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust; Foundation, The Rockefeller; gef. 2019. Nature – Based Solutions for Cities in Viet Nam: Water Sensitive Urban 

Design. © Asian Development Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO. 




6. T. R. Oke, Climate-Sensitive Design, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, G. Mills, University College Dublin, A. Christen, J. A. Voogt, University of Western Ontario, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, pp 408-452, 2017 

7. YouTube animation – Su-Enerji-Gıda Bağı: ttps://