ITU FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION 2nd PRIZE
ALISAN CIRAKOGLU / ILGIN AVCI / BATUHAN KUMRU / ASLIHAN SUCULLU / BERRIN KARADAG
Maçka campus, where the Faculty of Business Administration of Istanbul Technical University is located, is in an important position with the potential to establish strong connections between the city and open spaces. Maçka Park, which was designated as Park No. 2 in Henri Prost's Istanbul plan, a significant step in the early Republic's modernization process, has over time lost some of its integrity but remains one of the city's important green areas. The campus, along with its registered cultural heritage structures, has the potential to create a rich urban environment.
The proposed design aims to leverage these opportunities, both for the benefit of the city and to provide high-quality open and enclosed living, education, and working spaces for campus users, through program interpretation, massing, and open space planning.
One of our primary goals in shaping the massing was to create usable high-quality open spaces that were felt necessary on the campus. Simultaneously, the generated open spaces were intended to support and strengthen the continuity of the existing greenery.
The proposed structure is located along a linear axis extending from northwest to southeast. The southwest side of this axis is dedicated to circulation, while the northeast side is allocated for office and educational spaces.
The circulation mass, along with stairs and corridors, also houses shared workspaces and open offices, creating an interactive educational environment. It maintains a connection with the outdoor space, ensuring that the structure remains connected to the open area and accommodates pedestrian flows.
The circulation mass, with its mesh-covered clear facade providing sun control, allows the dynamic interior environment to be perceived from the outside and creates a layered backdrop when viewed from Maçka Park towards the Karakolhane building.
The education and office blocks integrate with the urban fabric in the opposite direction through fragmented mass compositions.
Istanbul Technical University Rectorate