Kalecik Cultural Center is designed as a continuation of the social functions within the new recreational site located in the southern border of the city center. Being located in a local attraction zone, the project houses two convention halls (1 conference and 1 multi-purpose hall) as well as a youth center and multiple exhibition halls for daily use by the citizens of Kalecik.
Location: Kalecik, Ankara, Turkey
Total Construction Area: 6,545m²
Client: Kalecik Municipality
Architectural Design: Motto Architecture
Interior Design: Motto Architecture
Design Team: Onur Özkoç, İrem Senem Büyükkoçak, Öykü Varlı, Elif Köse
Structural Engineering: Özün Proje
Mechanical Engineering: Beşeli Mühendislik
Electrical Engineering: MPY Mühendislik
The pedestrian movement initiated in the north east portion of the site is continued within the building via a continuous circulation loop. The users flow approaching the building from the recreation zone on north east is collected on the site under a contemporary re-design of the traditional “portico,” and driven towards the interior street organizing the building’s circulation.
The interior street connects the two convention functions on the entry level, and reaches the youth center on the garden level through an interior amphitheater. On this level, the interior street concludes at the border of the recreation zone on the north east, and completes its loop by connecting to the initial portico on the upper level.
The design emphasizes the use of local resources and materials such as the stone from local quarries. Sustainability of the building is paid special attention in terms of energy conservation and recycling.
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