MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH & APPLICATION CENTER
Middle East Technical University Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems Research and Application Center is a 2730 sqm office building that is located on Eskişehir Road, Ankara. Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems Research and Application Center deals with this technology-in-the-nano-scale that is about to shape life patterns of the future. It aims at integrating the electro-mechanical nano forms into our daily lives.
The project is about the renovation of an existing prefabricated building. The single storey office space became a two-storey area through the steel floor that is designed during the renovation process. The façade structure is the main peculiarity that attracts attention in the project. There is a color system that is composed of the random distribution of orange and gray on the glass curtain wall. The grey colors in diverse shades are grounds for the dominant orange color. The colored glasses, which their colors are randomly arranged, develop a systematic façade arrangement through their location on a structure that has ordered intervals.
The other peculiarity is the skylight structure. Skylights, which are developed through openings on roof cover in regular intervals, provide natural lighting to the main corridor that is used as a social space. This corridor, which was used as storage before it is renovated, is now converted into a multi use area that harbors such functions as main entrance, exhibition space, dining hall and greenhouse. Windows are designed on corridor walls in order to make the production area visible.
INTERIOR DESIGN and LANDSCAPING
PLAN & SECTION
Location Ankara, Turkey
Middle East Technical University Rectorate
Total Construction Area 2.730 m²
Architectural Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Interior Design Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Structural Project Aydın Pelin - Can Binzet Engineering
Mechanical Project Gürson Engineering
Electrical Project Gürson Engineering
Landscape Design Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Construction Date 2010-2011
Contractor Askan Construction
Fethi Mağara 2011, Yunus Özkazanç 2012
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