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Kadirli Municipality Building and Cultural Center Competition Project
Municipality of Kadirli
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Osmaniye / Turkey
Aytaç Manço, Ali Manço
Zuhtu Usta, Gufran Baykal
BEST, Issue: 113 / Page: 37
INSAAT DUNYASI, Issue: 338 / Pages: 70-72
MANÇO ARCHITECTS BLOG, 13.11.2012
2012 ULUSAL MIMARLIK ODULLERI (2010 National Architecture Awards Book), Pages: 199-201
The municipality building and the cultural center were designed as separate buildings in the project submitted to the national competition opened by the Municipality of Kadirli.
In order to benefit from natural cross ventilation and natural lighting, the municipality building was rotated to face the prevailing wind and the depth of offices were kept lower than 12m. The cultural center was positioned in a way that doesn’t obstruct prevailing wind.
Both buildings were pushed to the setback limits so that a public park was created in-between, while increasing the visibility from the Kamil Kara Boulevard.
The distinctly shaped municipality building and cultural center were formed in a way that the two separate structures are perceived as a single sloping mass that starts ascending from the ground at one edge of the site and reaches its full height at the other end.
A semi-open corridor covered with foldable glass skin was planned as the main circulation route alongside the southwest facing façade of the municipality building. The circulation area is also designed to function as a sun-breaking architectonic component. No artificial heating/cooling system was installed in the circulation areas.
The distribution of spaces has led to a cascading building mass allowing large garden terraces accessible from the circulation areas on upper floors.
The south/ southwest facing façades of the cultural center will be predominantly opaque against the harsh summer sun whereas the transparent north/northwest façades will be open to the diffused daylight.
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