Koc University Topkapi Student Centre

Category: Education
Location: Istanbul
Project Date: 2014-2015
Client: Koç Üniversitesi
Area: 30,000 m²
Team: Aydan Volkan, Selim Cengiç, Birkan Kankatan, Selim Aygün, Seda Koçhisar


Koc University Topkapi Student Centre is formed within Koc University Medical Campus, next to the hospital building of Faculty of Medicine. Living spaces for varying requirements of medicine and nursery students, instructors, doctors and nurses are designed accordingly within the building where 600 people can accommodate. Social spaces such as a cafeteria, a study centre, a library and a conference hall with a capacity of 500 people are also located within the centre. 

The main aim of the design was to create a mental separation of the users from the atmosphere of the main medicine faculty building to create a comfortable but distant zone from the routine congestion while keeping the same architecture language with the main campus buildings.

Same approach is adopted for the project’s design where the materials are selected different from the ones used in the hospital with the capacity to be easily customized by the users themselves.