Education and Laboratory Buildings are located at METU Northern Cyprus Campus. The project site covered a section of the campus master plan layout, in which the academic buildings had been positioned perpendicular to a main central circulation axis (alley), forming a longitudinal grid. In light of this prevision, the project is developed as four building blocks which differ with respect to one another as they adapt to the topography while carefully rendering the central alley as a continuous urban environment in with views in two directions.
U-shaped building blocks have courtyards which open to views away from the alley. Depending on the level of slope, building wings cascade along the topography in different angles. This harmonious disposition of buildings on the site creates variety and dynamism in building sections, contributing to the quality of interior spaces. Therefore an urban scheme unique to this project is developed, in which a regular grid is warped at places where required by the topography; shaping an external environment ideally suited for the warm Mediterranean climate, thanks to its ample outdoor shade on streets, passageways, courtyards and squares.READ MORE