Second and Third Seminars of the Architectural Design VII/VIII Seminar Series Held

Assoc. Prof. Nurbin Paker, Faculty Member from the Department of Architecture at ITU, made a presentation themed “Campus Life Center Design” as part of the second seminar held under the Architectural Design Seminar Series at GTU. With her presentation titled “Campus and ITU Alumni Council Student Dormitory Design, Paker shared with students the experience she gained during the projects such as ITU Alumni Council Student Dormitory, New Dormitory Blocks Around ITU Pond, ITU Ayazağa Campus Pond Dormitories, and ITU High-Rise Dormitory Blocks, in which she was involved. In addition, Paker laid the knowledge and idea foundation for the “Campus Life Center” project the students will be carrying out this semester.

During her presentation, Paker started a discussion on possible alternative space setups at university campuses for different areas of specialization and disciplines within their own organizational structure, and touched upon the importance of interdisciplinary educational dynamics for holistic space setup in campus design.

The series continued with GTU Faculty Member Asst. Prof. Tayfun Salihoğlu’s presentation titled “Leisure Time on Campus”. Briefly mentioning the master plan for the GTU campus, Salihoğlu shared with the department students the experience he gained during his studies for his PhD thesis titled “Boş Zaman Değerlendirme Mekanlarının Dağılımı Üzerine Niceliksel Bir Değerlendirme” (A Quantitative Evaluation on the Distribution of Leisure Spaces”. He also referred to the importance of leisure spaces in campus design for the quality of life on campus.

The Theme of the Studio:

GTU’s vision is to become a leading university worldwide that guides the development of knowledge and conducts high-quality research and education. In line with this vision, the facilities on campus are constantly improved, and creating a research and learning environment on international standards is aimed.

A youth center and a dormitory complex are among the projects that are planned to be realized in line with GTU’s vision. Within this scope, the theme of the student graduation projects for 2017-2018 Fall Semester have been identified as the issue of youth center and dormitory complex, and contemporary, dynamic and innovative solutions have been aimed, as the end-users of these facilities will be students at the end.

The structure to be designed is expected to increase social life opportunities for students, to create quality common areas for students, and to integrate learning and research with social life. On the meta scale, developing environmental design ideas to increase the spatial welfare of the campus is expected, whereas on the structural scale, designing a structure that is innovative and that will meet the needs on the whole is anticipated.

Architectural Design VII Coordinators: Prof. Ayla AYYILDIZ POTUR, Assoc. Prof. Kutlu SEVİNÇ KAYIHAN, Lecturer Can BOYACIOĞLU, Res. Asst. Fazilet TUĞRUL OKBAZ, Res. Asst. Funda TAN, Res. Asst. Ayşegül ENGİN, Res. Asst. Ayşe CANSU  

Architectural Design VIII Jury Members: Assoc. Prof. Kutlu SEVİNÇ KAYIHAN, Prof. Tülay TIKANSAK KARADAYI, Prof. Ayla AYYILDIZ POTUR, Lecturer Can BOYACIOĞLU, Prof. Elif Özlem AYDIN ORAL, Assoc. Prof. Murat ŞAHİN (Özyeğin University), Architect Figen ÇİLOĞLU, Prof. Birgül ÇOLAKOĞLU (İTU), Assoc. Prof. Yasemin ALKIŞER BREGGER (İTU), Prof. Semih ERYILDIZ (Doğuş University) - Poster Design: Funda Tan

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