Bilkent University Quadruple Lecture Hall and Administrative Sciences Faculty Offices Building

Bilkent Quadruple Lecture Hall Building is placed at a narrow slice of land between the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture. While remaining physically and functionally connected with the former faculty, the building repeats the logic behind the articulation of building wings of the latter, in which cascading masses create courtyards in between.

In this respect, the main design idea is to create a permeable foyer space and have its façade open to a public platform between new and existing buildings. The publicness of this platform is further enriched with the visual connections and spatial definition offered with a sky bridge connection from above. Due to a relatively intense building program in a compact site, lecture halls were stacked above one another, further defining the space between buildings.

Once accessed through the sky bridge, a double story foyer space is to be found at the left hand side, which leads to two halls on equal number of floors. Administrative Sciences faculty offices are accessed on the right hand side, away from the foyer, platform and the main road.

Bilkent University Main Campus, Ankara

Hüseyin Bütüner, Hilmi Güner, Burcu Bilgenoğlu, Özge Güngör

Presidency of Bilkent University

Tepe Construction Industry INC


June 2007 – October 2007

November 2007 – August 2008