On the Leading-Edge of Research

Sabanci University, Nanotechnology Research and Application Center, Istanbul, Turkey

The campus of Sabanci University, the leading research university in Turkey, was originally designed from the ground up by CannonDesign in the late 90s.  The client recently commissioned us to design the Nanotechnology Research and Application Center, a new facility devoted to nanotechnology research, testing and manufacturing. The facility provides a research platform for investigation and development of nanotechnology and its commercial applications.

The building has been designed to be a place for partnerships, where leading scientists from government agencies, private companies and other universities can work together in a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment. This method of organization is new on-campus and will enable the University to recruit and retain the brightest scientists and best students. It will also provide a vehicle for the creation of new income streams: patents from new discoveries and licensing of new products.