ATÖLYE organized an intense summer school for 15 high performance, curated students from Abdullah Gül University’s different departments with a pioneering educational model. The purpose was to acquire 21st century competencies in order to be able to develop innovative and social impact oriented project ideas to complex problems. The program was based on the 11th Sustainable Development Goal of United Nations: “Sustainable Cities and Communities”.
Open Roof Space Project was designed as a pedagogical space with a spatially hybrid program that fosters meeting, making, learning and working. To this end, borrowing from Fuller’s trimtab concept, the project intervened in a lightweight yet effective manner and chose the formerly dormant empty rooftop space of the existing building, measured at approximately 1700 m² within 15000 m². This scale difference allowed for experimentation while offering sufficient room for a critically diverse program.