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Central Library, Necmettin Erbakan University

LOCATION

Meram / KONYA , TURKEY

PROJECT AREA

25.052 m²

STARTED-COMPLETED

2013-2016

CLIENT

Necmettin Erbakan University Directorate of Construction and Technical Works

SERVICES

Concept and Aplication Project

Sustainability and green architecture are considered as one of the important design criterion in planning of the campus with a holistic design approach. In this context, the use of renewable energy sources is proposed and passive design strategies are used to reduce the energy consumption. At macro scale, prevailing wind direction and orientation to the sun are taken into consideration to position the campus at the site, and ecological corridors are established by connecting high-pitched and topographically wavy parts to be used as dense green areas of the campus. Besides macro-scale decisions, sustainability shall be planned at micro-scale by considering climatic conditions of Konya and microclimate of the land. In Konya entering harsh continental climate zone, passive strategies related to the building physics are considered important to reduce energy loads of campus. In this sense, features such as the orientation of the buildings to the sun, designing the south facades as more permeable and northern facades of buildings as more closed, having high heat-holding capacity for buildings, natural ventilation, providing natural lighting at optimum and reducing thermal loads by creating a buffer zone at perimeter of building by establishing the double-wall system and ensuring solar control are proposed. Distance between settlements are identified depending on walking distances with the understanding of pedestrian-friendly green campus; carbon emissions of transportation is reduced by proposing light rail public transport system as well as pedestrian and bicycle paths.