Dr. Oktal Duran Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School is just one of the package project named as “45 Public Buildings in Istanbul”. Schools, which are decided to be demolished and reconstructed in Istanbul within the scope of ISMEP (Istanbul’s Seismic Risk Removal Project), are designed on the same site by increasing their capacities.
▼项目概览，general view © Cemal Emden
Dr. Oktay Duran Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School has a particular prominence by being a printing technical high school that also prepares the printed documents for the schools of Istanbul. 1-storey level difference from one end to the other of the corner parcel where the school building is located, played a major role in determining the building tectonics. With its relatively large volume, the sports hall is interconnected to the interior composition on the lower ground level by having a social recreational potential. While the roof of the hall is designed as a square merging into the school garden, with an amphitheater it is connected to the triangular courtyard surrounded by the triangular mass of the school by functionalizing the elevation difference of the land. Around the triangular courtyard indoor social common spaces are arranged by widening and narrowing flow of the circulation spaces.
▼建筑分为下一层和上三层 © Cemal Emden
the building consists of one floor below and three floors above
▼从一层广场望向教学楼，view to the building from the square © Cemal Emden
▼建筑一角，corner of the building © Cemal Emden
▼高差处理，approach to the height difference © Cemal Emden
▼庭院旁的娱乐空间，entertainment space next to the courtyard © Cemal Emden
▼趣味柱廊，playful colonnade © Cemal Emden
Accepting the entity of school as “the first public space”, the design principle defends the idea that common social spaces generate the educational framework of school designs. All the materials used in the construction are used raw, therefore exhibited in a simple format.
▼砖立面，brick facade © Cemal Emden
▼混凝土立面，concrete facade © Cemal Emden
Consideration has been given to the quantity and the quality of the access of natural light into the interior spaces, and accordingly the interior configuration has been examined in order for vertical and horizontal circulation areas to benefit from light. The eloquent perspectives that emerged as a result of the triangular form added dynamism to the building and enhanced the transparency of circulation within the building.
▼交通空间，circulation space © Cemal Emden
▼天窗引入自然光，skylights bring in natural light © Cemal Emden
▼顶层大厅，hall on top floor © Cemal Emden
Architects considered this project as an important opportunity for modernization of the educational spaces. According to the architects’ approach, each school should have its own identity instead of applying a typical project, which is the most accepted by the Ministry of Education. Thus, even though the new schools have the same concept, each of them is designed separately within its own context. Besides, as a significant design principle, contemporary education understanding is adopted by composing various indoor and outdoor common spaces. Considering that fact that schools are the first social public spaces children could experience, predominantly the common spaces generate the educational framework of school designs. Each project was designed with the awareness that educational units not only are for students, but also improve the learning desire, environmental conscience and spatial taste of the residents in city life. In order to design socially sustainable and energy-saving buildings, the structural components are designed and constructed without any paint or coating.
▼三角形通高空间，triangular height space © Cemal Emden
▼负一层平面图，sub-ground floor plan © Uygur Architects
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan © Uygur Architects
▼二层平面图，first floor plan © Uygur Architects
▼剖面图，sections © Uygur Architects
Project size: 11712 m2
Site size: 8729 m2
Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 4
Project team: Uygur Architects