Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies consists of four departments, classrooms, lecture rooms, laboratories and social facilities. The project aims to unite theoretical and practical education via its architectural approach by interweaving the buildings and the applied agricultural land into each other. Agricultural landscape continues throughout the building and unites indoor and outdoor areas. Students not only work in laboratories for practical education, but they also work on land with seeds and seedlings for various researches. This approach defines landscape as a crucial part of daily life in the faculty and places the buildings around a courtyard as its core. While the landscape enables experimental agriculture, it also allows different plants in different seasons to become landscape elements for the building. The courtyard, while maximizing the natural ventilation and lighting, also becomes a social gathering space for students.
The wheat pattern on the façade which is designed by PAB Architects and graphic designer Didem Ates is the first example in Turkey of an implementation with digital printing at such scale.
The project, which was the winning proposal in an invited competition process, is in use.
The project is awarded with the 2nd Prize in Most Successful Real Estate Investments of Turkey Competition in 2013, and is selected to 2014 ARKIV Architecture Anthology.
Project design: PAB Architects (Pinar Gokbayrak, Ali Eray, Burcin Yildirim)
Project team: Pinar Gokbayrak, Ali Eray, Burcin Yildirim, Samim Magriso, Ekin Aytac, Eda Ozgener, Zeynep Ceylan, Eda Yeyman
Consultants: Eda Lerzan Tuncbil, Emre Arslan, Elif Celik
Construction area: 24.000 sqm