İtü Kütüphanesi Lokasyon: İstanbul / TürkiyeMimari Proje & Tasarım: Gokhan Avcioglu & GADProje Ekibi: Oguz Emre Bal, Seda Tugutlu, Cemal Erol, Emre Bilol, Ensar Kaya, Burak Paksoy, Beste Dabakoglu, Aylin Degirmen, Volkan Kutal, Aysu AysoyYapı Tipi: Deneysel, Kamusalİnşaat Alanı: 5000 m2Proje Alanı: 9000 m2Yapım Yılı: 2018Durum: StudyÖdüller: Mipim AR Future Project Awards 2018 - Commended
Following an iterative geometric order, shelves from 30×30 cm, 45×45 cm, 60×60 cm, etc., are stacked and combined to create hybrid structures and programmatic volumes that define rooms and openings for circulation such as door frames. The interior is in this way a hybrid mix of structure and shelving, resulting in fluidity for open space to all students at all times.
The most rigid and permanent dimension in the architecture is that of the stair riser with a dimension of 15x30cm and its multiples that serves as the basis for the size of all of the other elements in an expansive organic structure.
The ancient libraries of the east from Alexandria to Suleymaniye to Constantinople were centers of information and knowledge that are the source for our concept of this library as a new icon of knowledge. Students and library users enter into this immersive experience picking their path through the library to discover data and information from GAD’s design of the algorithmic structure of arcades. Overall this experience of the new library buildings seeks to open up the Istanbul Technical University Library into becoming an innovative zone of expansive form and structure to a 21st-century idea of organic knowledge.