Doga College Kasimpasa

Category: Education
Location: Istanbul
Project Date: 2013
Client: Ekol Yatırım
Area: 8,500 m²
Team: Aydan Volkan, Selim Cengiç, Birkan Kankatan, Melek Altınok, Özgür Özal

The school complex, located on Piyalepasa Boulevard in Kasimpasa district of Istanbul is formed by three blocks arranged around a central courtyard in a U-shaped layout. It serves 1.200 pre-primary, primary and secondary school students.

The building, which consists of three blocks, aims to create a sheltered area for students to spend time outside of class hours. For this reason, a U-Shaped courtyard was created among the blocks that is also used as a ceremonial space. This courtyard also prevents the residential area around the school from the noise of students. 

The main purpose of the design of the school building, which is in a sloping lot of a dense urban texture, is to provide the daylight required for a healthy education as much as possible for the classroom and common areas.

Contemporary materials and details that are easy to care and clean, resistant to wear, with high acoustic absorption properties are preferred in the project. Façades of the buildings are designed as not to contrast with the surrounding residential blocks. Fire stairs located at end of the blocks are hidden by a perforated metal texture.