COMPLEX OF ÇANKAYA - Ankara
In the late 1995 Municipality of Çankaya announced a national
design competition for the new municipality complex, in a site
located on the main artery of Çankaya. The program was
composed of 5 main parts and they were; Mayor’s offices,
public offices, back offices, social facilities and services.
These functions were solved in two blocks forming an L shape complex,
with a wide entrance platform closed to the prevailing wind.
The front block is for the Mayor
offices and has a square plan with a skylighted court at the middle
of the building, where the natural light permeates all floors.
Top floor is connected to the main building by two bridges, reaching
the departments of municipality, which has close relation with
Mayor’s offices. The council saloon is at the lower ground
floor and has a separate entrance from the same level of the main
building entrance platform.
Main building starts as a rectangular
plan with a vertical circulation core at the heart of the building,
forming two atriums covered with vaulted skylights. This part
is 4 storey overground, planned for public departments and the
offices are surrounding the courtyards. Above it the building
rises as two seperate wings, connected with the elevator hall
and these offices are for the departments which does not have
direct relation with the public. All the social facilities such
as multy purpose hall, cafeteria, restaurant, exhibition halls
and book stores are in the main building and located close to
the entrance halls. Basement floors are common for both block
and below ground programme includes; 300 parking spaces, archieves,
main kitchen, warehouses, workshops and technical rooms.
||: Municipality of Çankaya
|Total constraction area
||: 45,000 m2