MUSTAFA VEHBİ KOÇ SPORTS HALL
The Mustafa V. Koç Sports Hall, dedicated to the late Mustafa Vehbi Koç, is located in the Tofaş Automotive Factory Complex that sits along Yalova Road in Bursa. While the Mustafa V. Koç Sports Hall is the headquarters and training facility for the TOFAŞ Sports Club, the sports hall also provides a fitness facility for the employees of the factory.
The 5.800 sqm. Sports Complex is composed of six main parts, which include a sports hall, a fitness center, a foyer, locker rooms, a rehabilitation area and offices. While the three basketball courts, which consists of 2.600 sqm., can be separated with curtains, they can also be used for volleyball, table tennis, and other sports when needed.
The overall configuration of the Sports Hall is comprised of two main volumes which are connected through a smaller lobby. These volumes are then wrapped with low rise offices and service facility that are covered with pressed brick. With the continuation of the pressed brick material in the ground coverage, a holistic sense and visual continuity is achieved throughout the project. The two volumes are elevated off the ground with shallow pools encircling the front façades of the buildings. The reflective surface of the pools creates visual depth while aiding in the elevated effect.
The two main volumes are covered in a white shell, which take reference from the existing factory buildings, with the front colored façades angled to face the direction of approach to the site. The larger volume with the orange colored façade, contains three basketball courts and sits closer to the road with an effort to bring it to the forefront.
The smaller volume with the green colored façade, contains the fitness and supporting spaces of the facility, while sitting further back and creating a sort of entrance inlet/outdoor space. These colored glass façades change tone with the sunlight throughout the day, creating an animated and dynamic façade.
Location Bursa, Turkey
Land Owner TOFAŞ Turkish Automobile Factory Inc.
TOFAŞ Turkish Automobile Factory Inc.
Total Construction Area 5.790 m²
Total Landscape Area 8.444 m²
Architectural Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Interior Design Project Yazgan Design Architecture
3D Image Credits Yazgan Design Architecture
Structural Project EFK Engineering
Mechanical Project STM Engineering
Electrical Project RAM Engineering
Infrastructure Project Diyap Project
Landscape Design Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Fire Consultant Karina
Construction Date 2014-2016
Contractor Sints Sanayi Construction
Yunus Özkazanç, Kerem Yazgan 2016
2017, Turkish Architecture Yearbook 2016 – Selected Project
2017, World Architecture Community Awards 23th Cycle Selected Project for WAA
2018, The Plan Award 2018 - 'Sport & Leisure' Category Shortlisted
Milliyet, 5 March 2017
İçmimarlık, November 2016
XXI, April 2017
Contemporary Turkish Architecture, Photography: Cemal Emden, 2017