The project entails Uludağ University’s prospective dorms and sports facilities in Görükle, nearly 20 km from Bursa. A “piazza” is created at the center by placing the dorms on the periphery. The food court and market area on the ground floor of the dorms will enliven the “piazza” and the transform this area into an attractive meeting point for students.
Of the three block surrounding the central courtyard (or “piazza”) open to public, blocks A and C are designed as dormitories, whereas block B accommodates commercial and social units. Access to the “piazza” is between blocks A and C in the direction of Atatürk Caddesi (Avenue).
One side of block A faces the “piazza” whereas the other overlooks Uludağ and the plain of Bursa. Sports facilities including the infinity poll, as well as basketball and tennis courts also face the same direction.
Open to boarding students and outsiders alike, block B houses food and beverage facilities on the two floors. The upper floors serve as a bowling alley and venue/concert hall, respectively.
Block C also functions as a dormitory. Another access to the public “piazza” is provided through blocks C and B. This secondary entrance is locates strategically across from the area where transportation to Görükle center and the university is provided.
Ayça Taylan, Fulya Arabacıoğlu, Işık Süngü with Arkizon Architects