Open to both Turkish and international companies, the 1,000-square-meter tech campus was created to spur research and development in sectors from biotechnology to software in a collaborative environment. ATÖLYE Labs’ site-specific design with created in just nine short months from conception to final construction. The placement of the container modules maximized north-south exposure and interaction among users. The containers also features exposed beams and columns, electrical trays, and other visible technical details for easy dismantlement and modification over time.
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In addition to the repurposed shipping containers, the project also reused the existing foundation of a demolished building. Surrounding vegetation, shading devices, green walls, solar-coated southern windows, and natural ventilation help keep cooling costs to a minimum. The container buildings are organized around an inner courtyard with modular seating options. To create visual interest, the architects arranged the containers in different layouts and used a diverse materials palette that mainly comprises natural materials such as cork, local stone, and wood wool.
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