Kayseri is a trade-based historical city at the centre of the Anatolia region in Turkey which possesses one of the region’s most magnificent topographies including Erciyes Mountain.
The Mountain is a centre for winter sports and recreation but a year round attraction has been lacking until now. A masterplan has been devised by Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality to improve the areas potential and create an attraction point for the region which lives and attracts visitors all through the year.
The Erciyes Congress Centre Project is located on the coast of Tekir Lake and is a key part of the Masterplan of the Erciyes Tourism Centre. Erciyes Mountain also forms an important focal point for the project as much as for the region as a whole.
The building concept has a functional shell which repeats the topography of the region and its mountains. It is also designed so large amounts of snow can easily be cleared from the roof during the hard winter months when the weather is at its most extreme.
The building program involves an auditorium which will accommodate 2100 people; a conference hall for 1000 people; three multifunctional meeting halls for 240, 240 and 480 people respectively, prom/cocktail areas, a restaurant and technical spaces.
The social areas such as entrance halls, the foyer and restaurant all open up to Tekir Lake and Erciyes Mountain. As an interpretation of the topography; the faulted shell structure starts from the ground, covers all of the functions and meets the lake with an open air platform. Source by MuuM.
Location: Kayseri, Turkey
Project Team: Murat Aksu, Umut İyİgün, Hakan Mahİroğlu, Anday Bodur, Serkan Kocabay, Buğra Evsen, Sibel Kurugül
Client: Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality
Area: 393,962 sq. meters