Sezin School - Primary School and Kindergarten

PrizeOfficial Selection in Build (architecture)
CompanyATÖLYE
ArtistNesile Yalçın
CategoryProfessional
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.”