ArchDaily has published our KOC University Health Sciences Campus project as part of their ongoing effort to chronicle the world’s best architecture. The KOC campus unites the KOC Foundation’s core mission of advancing healthcare, education and culture with a state-of-the-art learning environment complete with a 250-bed teaching hospital, a medical school with extensive research facilities, a nursing school, housing for students and faculty, and social and sports facilities. All of these components are physically connected, creating a modern hub for translational medicine. See the full ArchDaily article.
Located on a former factory site, the complex is acting as a catalyst for renewal in its densely populated, small-scale-industrial district on the outskirts of Istanbul, setting an architectural precedent with its gleaming and transparent modern glass facade. In a quid pro quo agreement with the municipality, half of the site is set aside for future development, including a childcare facility, a cultural center, and a health facility, and a large portion of the south side of the site is reserved for green space, which will function both as a campus oasis and a buffer from neighboring buildings.