IAOIZ Nedim Uysal Professional and Technical Private High School
NEW GENERATION EDUCATION “ FACTORY” - SOCIABILITY GENERATING NICHES
Technical and Indıstrial High School building is located on one of typical parcels of grid-planned İzmir Atatürk Organised Industrial Zone. Rectangular, intoreverted boxes placed on rectangular parcels define settlement characteristic of organised industrial zone. Monotonuos character on third dimension is the result of introverted and uniform settlement of buildings located on a flat terrain. This industrial layout provides an intorverted and an isolated life. Modern education vision requires interactive and motivating interior spaces. However, social and dynamic experience can't be provided in this industrial zone.
As a result of restricted references of topography and urban layout, 2 design strategies are accepted for building to reflect its existence by contrasting with urban context. First of all, technical ateliers and social units are distrubuted to 5 blocks located around an atrium. Educational block is located at upper floors. Secondly, green topography is continued to differentiate public block and educational block.
Building mass is composed of spaces surrounding a large atrium which provide dynamic interiors and continious visual perception. Atrium, defined by permeable wall surface is a public space, reflecting institional identity. Spaces, arrayed on corridor surrounding the gallery are merged to it by niches containig different programs such as club rooms.
Niches with different properties between different blocks , enables interaction of exterior space with dynamic interior spaces. They have different identities due to different programs such as ceremony areas, entrance plazas, recess and sports areas.
A new level is created for providing a different contextual perception and for breaking monotonuos layout of the context on third dimension. The new level where green landscape sustains, not only offers an alternative interaction spaces but also, creates a new horizon for users.
Building program is distributed to 5 floors. Large areas such as conference hall, sports hall, ateliers and socializing areas like canteen, dining hall are located on ground floor, 1. floor. Classrooms, adminstrative offices, teacher's lounges, library are located on 2., 3., 4. floors.
Divided blocks that are merged with courtyards function as a base for the mass containing educational spaces while creating a terrace. This terrace is connected to entrance plaza. It considered as a prestigous area which can be used as ceremony space, school activities are outspreaded.
Clasrooms, ateliers laboratories are headed to north for getting advantage of high lumiousity and sunscreens has been used for controlling sun light affecting spaces headed to other directions. HVAC systems haven't been used for atrium. It is headed towards south directon which provides natural heating in winter while avoding excessive heating in summer by use of sun light controlling elements..
Material diversity is minimised, wall and surface covers are abolished, structural, electrical, mechanical systems are exposed due to the choice of transparent architectural language demonstrating the way building functions rather than hiding, covering it.