Sezin School - Primary School and Kindergarten

PrizeOfficial Selection in Build (architecture)
ArtistNesile Yalçın
Design TeamBegüm Ural, Can Görgün, Elif Karaköse, Nesile Yalçin, Deniz Dönmez, Yusuf Akin Gülsayin, Ece Çiftçi, Gizem Akin
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ATÖLYE transformed Private Sezin School’s primary school and kindergarten into a flexible pedagogical space that fosters meeting, learning, and working. Collaborating with the School Board, ATÖLYE employed a mental model that flips knowledge-centered experience towards a learner-centered one. To achieve this transformation, ATÖLYE went beyond architectural procedures to make the design process a truly user-centered one. ATÖLYE’s participatory method created room for co-imagining a future that the institution “eases into,” rather than “finds itself within.”