ATÖLYE brings together a Creative Hub, a Strategic Design Studio, and an Academy to tackle wicked problems and create positive impact.
A collaborative product service system concept design to reimagine the future of Automotive Retail for Mercedes-Benz. Starting from the Dealer Management System (DMS) – the system used by dealers to conduct their business – we expanded the scope using Design Thinking methodology to develop a portfolio of physical and digital solutions for both dealers and customers. With a multidisciplinary team over two months, we developed interventions for the complete user journey, from initial consideration to after sales services.
At ATÖLYE, we believe that the boundaries between organizations and education institutions are blurring. Knowledge cannot be contained between walls and needs to be transparent and fluid to diffuse between disciplines as well as organizations. Together with Istanbul Bilgi University, we have created LITE, a progressive graduate program that explores the frontiers of hybrid learning in a university setting.
İDE.EGE Technopark A.Ş. is a technopark project of Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. The first development project within this 50,000 m² masterplan repurposes 35 second hand shipping containers to galvanize a talented community in Izmir and beyond. The facility houses independent R&D firms focusing on biotechnology, energy, materials and software. This program is coupled with “catalysts” such as a hackerspace and a gallery to increase the interaction and collaboration potential among all members.
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.