The designers describe the project: ' The demand “contemporary, striking, sculptural and out of the ordinary” constitutes the best possible project demand for an architect.
The clinic, located in Zorlu Office Blocks, made it possible for us designers to be a real experience area.
When this phrase, which liberates our perspective and approach to space, was embodied with the sense of fluidity whispered to us by the space and the creation of circulation routes, a striking and organic space with its tectonics emerged. While creating the plastic of the space with the theme of fluidity, which is the product of an organic process, we took references from nature and transformed it into a space that prioritizes human scale. The venue, which appears as a very different clinic with the integration of technology and original art works into the space, using up-to-date design technologies; was shaped by parametric design tools and methods during the design and production process.
Planning an optimum health space in use was the most challenging parameter for us in terms of square meters, due to the limitations of the space in the design of the clinic, which consists of five examination rooms within 250 m2, which is formed by the merging of two offices in Zorlu Center. We have made the circulation and the waiting area connected to it the most crucial periphery of the project by aiming to keep the square meters of the space at the optimum, as the spaces suitable for the ergonomics of the health space should be planned together with the wet spaces that should be protected in the current planning of the space. Thanks to the “ring” corridor, which is one of the important decisions of the planning; While the patient entrance and the personnel entrance were separated, the public part where the waiting and counter is located and the sterile area where the clinics are located were separated from each other. This separation allows the privacy of physicians while selectively separating the public and private spheres. The inner shell façade, which frames the spaces in a fluid manner throughout the circulation of the entire space, slowly rises as it passes from the public to the private, while at the same time transitioning from bronze tones to white tones. Thanks to this fluid passage, the visitor becomes conscious of moving towards sterile environments inside the clinic.
Project Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul Project Type: Hospital / Polyclinic Project Type Group: Health Employer: Çağdaş Kislaoglu Main Contractor: Aks Architecture Project Manager: Şule Ertürk, Nergis Kahraman Photograph: ALTKAT Architectural Photography Project Start Year: 2019 Project Completion Year: 2019 Construction Start Year: 2019 Construction Completion Year: 2020 Land Area: 250 m²
Inspired by the mathematics of nature, the designers, who adopt the bio-mimicry approach, have been inspired by the folding, unfolding, stretching and recovery properties that manifest themselves in the shell and/or skin of many different living things in nature. In this way, it has an inner shell in the form of an opening, which is referenced by the systematics of flexible structures such as an “armadillo” that transforms itself into a rollable ball in case of danger, or a “rosary beetle” that transforms itself into a “ball” in order to advance rapidly. The scales in the shells of the aforementioned creatures have a morphology suitable for folding and stretching by shrinking has provided an observable tissue fluidity for designers.