ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN : SANALarc
LOCATION : ISTANBUL / TURKEY
DATE : 2012
SIZE : 30.000m2
RESPONSIBILITIES : ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
BIM PROCESS PLANNING
FACADE SYSTEM RULE GENERATION
Context of multi-disciplinary research and innovation for the 21st Century: RASATHANE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS is envisioned as a mix of university long-term research and advancement of knowledge application to end-users. This new campus plan in the Üsküdar Rasathane peak unites the ongoing pursuits and goals of BOSPHORUS UNIVERSITY and Istanbul Greater Municipality’s aspiration to revitalize the urban cores. The master plan for the 300,000+ m2 campus calls for a multiple phased full build-out of 30,000 m2 of project based research, laboratories, learning areas, communication areas, social life, visitor areas, cultural activities and open space. The plan for BUKK combines an intricate play between urban design, architecture and complex programmatic requirements of specialized advanced research and social-life. The designing a new advanced science center hub along the Bosphorus in Istanbul meant a precise notion for the facilities of a global research hub that could simultaneously work as a dynamic urban design concept and become an inspiring architectural expression.