As the farthest point at the end of the globe on the elliptical world map, Anadyr is located on the part of the river forming a bay flowing in to the Bering Strait in the eastern part of Russia in the Chukotka autonomous region. The topography is shaped by snow and wind; the climate of the region is quite harsh and thus the building is situated in a manner that protects the open space from the prevailing winds.
The project is comprised of four main blocks: a museum, a discotheque, a concert hall and an education center. Largely made up of offices, the part overlooking the bay was made as blank as possible in order to maximize wind shield. Much like the city’s topography, the building is designed with an aerodynamic form and softened lines, thus eliminating the points where snow could accumulate due to wind. Due to its function, the dominant mass of the building remains as the concert hall.
Elvan Çalışkan, R.Mete Sönmez, Emin Balkış, Esra Kahveci, Burcu Gülmen, Armağan Ekiz, Başak Çolakoğlu, Berke Hatipoğlu, Fatih Kariptaş, Elmon Pekmez