ASELSAN KONYA

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. 

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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.

PROJECT FACTS

LAND

Location                                                 Konya, Turkey

Land Area                                               267.696 m²

CLIENT

                                                                                Aselsan Inc. Co.

PROJECT DATE

                                                                                2019-2020

PROJECT DATA

Total Construction Area                            61.090 m²

Total Landscape Area                               

PROJECT TEAMS

Architectural Project                                Yazgan Design Architecture

Interior Design Project                             Yazgan Design Architecture

Structural Project                                    Probi Construction

Mechanical Project                                   STM Engineering

Electrical Project                                     RAM Engineering

Infrastructure Project                              MPK Engineering

Landscape Design Project                        Yazgan Design Architecture

CONSULTANTS

????? Project                                          Optimal

Interior Design Project                             Yazgan Design Architecture

Structural Project                                    Probi Construction

Mechanical Project                                   STM Engineering

Electrical Project                                     RAM Engineering

Infrastructure Project                              MPK Engineering

Landscape Design Project                        Yazgan Design Architecture

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

                                                                            Emre Dörter

PROJECT AWARDS

2021, The Plan Award - 'Production / Completed Projects' Category - Shortlisted