Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Nigde University – Ayhan Sahenk Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies in Turkey by PAB Architects
August 14th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: PAB Architects
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies consists of four departments, classrooms, lecture rooms, laboratories and social facilities. The project aims to unite theoretical and practical education via its architectural approach by interweaving the buildings and the applied agricultural land into each other. Agricultural landscape continues throughout the building and unites indoor and outdoor areas. Students not only work in laboratories for practical education, but they also work on land with seeds and seedlings for various researches. This approach defines landscape as a crucial part of daily life in the faculty and places the buildings around a courtyard as its core. While the landscape enables experimental agriculture, it also allows different plants in different seasons to become landscape elements for the building. The courtyard, while maximizing the natural ventilation and lighting, also becomes a social gathering space for students.
The wheat pattern on the façade which is designed by PAB Architects and graphic designer Didem Ates is the first example in Turkey of an implementation with digital printing at such scale.The project, which was the winning proposal in an invited competition process, is in use.
The project is awarded with the 2nd Prize in Most Successful Real Estate Investments of Turkey Competition in 2013, and is selected to 2014 ARKIV Architecture Anthology.
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