Project . Balıkesir Bandırma – Education Campus National Architectural Competition
Client . M.E.B.
Area . 115.000 m² Site . Balıkesir / Turkey Year . 2013 Award . Third Prize
Program . Educational Units, Administrative Units, Conference Hall, Dining Hall, Dormitory, Gym, Outdoor Arrangements
Project Team . Ali Sinan, Kadri Atabaş, Müge Krusa, Renato Bici, Yiğit Acar | Consultants: Ali Ergin, Murat Z. Memlük
The time of youth means change, reconstruction and growth. Youth means metamorphose, mutation. A young person undergoes enormous changes in the communal space in addition to the physical and emotional changes.
The series of educational campuses competitions decision provides a common and valuable ground for debates on the Turkish education system, urban planning and spatial concepts in the country. The projects submitted upto nowi although not awarded, are very precious in the intellectual energy they include. The problem should not be seen as just the optimization of space with the given goals but it should be understood as the designing of a space for students to spend the most precious times of their lives.