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The ASELSAN Gölbaşı Campus is located right outside the central city of Ankara in Gölbaşı. Sitting alongside “Konya road,” a major highway that connects Ankara to the city of Konya, the campus is the most recent addition to the expansion of Aselsan Inc. With its unique façade, the ASELSAN Gölbaşı Campus differentiates itself from its surroundings, drawing lots of attention with the rhythm created by the steel arcade structures. 


​On the macro scale, the steel arcade structure acts as an instrument which creates visual rhythm while passing by car. The rhythm changes according to speed-time and distance.

the rhythm of the facade while passing by car

arcade as an interface between city and the building complex

The buildings of the complex are connected to each other through an 18.65 meter high steel arcade. The repetition of the steel arcade elements create a relationship with Konya road in terms of rhythm and scale. The design of the steel arcade is derived through the section. Along the façade, there are two levels of circulation corridors that are carried through orange colored steel V shaped structures which are connected to the main steel arcade columns. The lower steel circulation floor is carried with a V shaped steel structure than spans two floor heights (12m.), while the second floor is carried with another V shaped steel structure (6m.) that is hidden behind the reflective dark grey glass façade. Thus, the hanging glazed corridor box detaches from the ground.

Facade System Section

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While the steel arcade structures affix themselves onto the building faces, they also exist as independent elements that continue in a linear path of 585 meters. In doing so, these structural elements which sit parallel to the highway, helps in the development of a common architectural language between the buildings.

The space between the steel arcade elements and the hanging glazed corridor box will be filled with a single line of white Japanese acacia. Not only do the white Japanese acacia soften the overall appearance of the façade, the repetition reinforces the rhythm created by the steel arcade structures. In that sense, the landscape is integrated in the design of the steel façade.


Aside their structural characteristics, the steel arcade elements, also function as sun shading structures on the west façade as they are vertical in direction. The steel arcade structures are given dimension through the investigation of sunshade projections in six different timeframes in a day, and also hundreds of timeframes from June to October.

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Inside the arcade  [May 2017]

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Location                                                 Gölbaşı, Ankara, Turkey

Land Owner                                            Aselsan Inc. Co.

Land Area                                               335.040 m²


                                                                                Aselsan Inc. Co.




Total Construction Area                            90.000 m²

Total Landscape Area                               18.240 m²


Architectural Project                                Yazgan Design Architecture

Interior Design Project                             Yazgan Design Architecture

3D Image Credits                                    Yazgan Design Architecture

Structural Project                                    Probi Construction

Mechanical Project                                   Merkezi Isıtma Sist. Engineering, Ünlü Engineering

Electrical Project                                     RAM Engineering

Infrastructure Project                              Diyap Project

Landscape Design Project                        Yazgan Design Architecture


Acoustical Design Consultant                    İ. Levent Topaktaş


Construction Date                                    2012-2014

Contractor                                               AS Construction


                                                                            Rüya İpek Balaban 2014, Yunus Özkazanç 2015


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2016, Architizer A+ Awards – Special Mention

2015, World Architecture Festival (WAF), Completed Production, Energy, Recycling - Finalist   

2015, Arkitera Yearbook 2014 – Selected Project

2014, WAN Metal in Architetcure Awards – Long List

2013, World Architecture Community 14th Cycle for WA Awards - Selected Project



                                                               Anbarapor, May 2012

                                                               İnşaat & Yatırım, Jun 2012

                                                               Mall Report, July 2014

                                                               İntes, September-October 2014

                                                               Timkoder, October-December 2014

                                                               RAF Magazine, March 2015


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