ÇANKAYA UNIVERSITY CULTURE CENTER FOR CONGRESS AND CULTURE

Designed for a mid-size university campus, Congress and Culture Center is encircled by administrative facilities and situated on top of a central plot within the Çankaya University campus. The building is planned to house a main hall for 350 people with stage mechanics and professional electronics to undertake academic conferences and congress events as well as cultural performances such as concerts and theater productions. The main hall seamlessly integrates with interior spaces such as separable seminar rooms and the main foyer.

PROJECT: Çankaya University Center for Congress and Culture
LOCATION: Etimesgut, Ankar

CLIENT: Çankaya University
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Levent Aksaray
STEEL DESIGN: Mehmet Göktaş
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Merkezi Isıtma Sistemleri
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Promete
CIVIL ENGINEER: Diyap
PHOTOGRAPHY:  Yercekim Architectural Photography
DESIGN: 2015
CONSTRUCTION: 2016 – 2018
BUILT AREA: 2.000 m²
CATEGORY: 2015, Educational, Turkey

Cankaya University Center By Erkal Architects - Sheet12Cankaya University Center By Erkal Architects - Sheet13The main foyer is the central element of the architectural programme as it commands views across the entire campus and beyond. It functions as a volume that displays the effects of the movement of the sun throughout the day.

Cankaya University Center By Erkal Architects - Sheet14Cankaya University Center By Erkal Architects - Sheet15Consequently, the activity along this sequence of spaces becomes a spectacle from the outside as well. The foyer was desired to be highly versatile and suitable for a wide array of functions, and it was designed to be larger than all the other spaces. A system of exhibition furniture developed with static and moveable parts allow exhibitions and extended audience events.

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