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Viransehir

School Complex / IND [Inter.National.Design]

00:00 - 17 January, 2014
School Complex / IND [Inter.National.Design], View from Boulevard Strip. Image Courtesy of Inter.National.Design
View from Boulevard Strip. Image Courtesy of Inter.National.Design

Inter.National.Design (IND), based in Rotterdam and Istanbul, have won first prize in a restricted competition to design a large school complex in Viranşehir, Turkey. Five rectangular courtyards, together with five dynamic public strips, combine to envelop the collection of buildings with a variety of both neutral and dynamic voidal spaces. A degree of permeability with the city is designed into the scheme with the "two types of open spaces following a gradient using the buildings as filters from the hermetic façade of the courtyards to the permeable skins of the outer façade". Hills, pyramid stairs and areas of wild nature tie the atmosphere of the scheme into a unit within a "homogenous industrial roof profile and a modular structure".