MINISTRY OF NATIONAL EDUCATION DESIGN COMPETITION [1st Prize]
While the campus is designed to reflect the needs and planning requirements of a modern educational institution, it still carries geographical and historical influences within its spatial arrangement and typology. The historical urban fabric of Bursa contains many examples of madrasas and 'Hans' (trading posts/inns) organized as architectural masses placed around courtyards. The spatial design of these structures, both holistic and systemized, has their services and circulation revolve around the courtyards. The campus proposal attempts to develop this architectural style with a more modern approach.
The design of the Bursa-Nilüfer educational campus arose from the meeting of the flexible educational spaces and a 'courtyard-street.' Divided into 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade classes, each building sits autonomously surrounding its own courtyard, while at the same time, are linked together through a 'street.'
Educational spaces are divided into two: the elements that systematically repeat and the variable elements. The systematically repeating elements are united to create repeating frames of programs and consist of: the sun shaded terraces, the classrooms, services, and circulation. While these frames are separated based on age groups, creating courtyard based autonomous structures, it also provides for indoor and outdoor communal social spaces. With this, the practice of education and educational facilities are able to separate and also combine for communal usage.
The variable elements comprised of the educational support elements/centers, courtyards, and green terrace roofs are shaped not only based on the programmatic needs of the campus, but also through their relationship with one another. Providing socialization opportunities at varying scales, the courtyards change position and shape in the x and y direction and create a 'courtyard-street' comprised of four courtyards. This 'courtyard-street' provides the students, instructors, and visitors with the foundation of varying spatial experiences of communal social life.
The proposed campus design, with all of its architectural, spatial, and structural components, attempts to become a part of the educational system while also aiming at contributing to the educational system.
Location Nilüfer, Bursa, Turkey
Land Area 138.900 m²
Ministry of National Education
Total Construction Area 94.830 m²
Total Landscape Area 108.480 m²
Architectural Project Yazgan Design Architecture
3D Image Credits Yazgan Design Architecture
Structural Project Erduman Engineering
Mechanical Project SF Engineering
Electrical Project Ovacık Engineering
Infrastructure Project Diyap Project
Landscape Design Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Irrigation Project Pegasu Engineering
Landscape Consultant Meltem Arıkan
2013, National Ministry of Education Campus Design Competition, Bursa Nilüfer Education Campus - 1st Prize
Anbarapor, July 2013
Anbarapor, August 2013
Anbarapor, February 2014