Eczacibasi R&D Center wins Cityscape Dubai Award
Eczacıbaşı R&D Center, designed by Oncuoglu Architecture for a limited competition, is rewarded as “Highly Commended” at the Commercial/Mixed-use Future Project category at Cityscape Dubai 2009. The project is aimed to bring together the separate pieces of research laboratories of Eczacıbaşı Bozuyuk Campus under one roof.
The main idea of the research center originated from the fluidity concept to combine the research and development functions in one holistic space. The main functions of the building as showroom, laboratories and offices are designed as different forms while remaining connected to each other by an interior street flowing through the building.
The design idea is to integrate work and social space. The project is designed to enable the users to pass from the public interior street zone into the private laboratories. A coalition of interior and exterior space is also created using open common spaces. The common spaces are designed as transparent surfaces in contrast to the covered industrial space. A public square at the entrance as a gathering space - courtyards and interior gardens as recreational space are created by the use of topography.