The Mustafa V. Koç Sports Hall, dedicated to the late Mustafa Vehbi Koç, is located in the Tofaş Automotive Factory Complex that sits along Yalova Road in Bursa. While the Mustafa V. Koç Sports Hall is the headquarters and training facility for the TOFAŞ Sports Club, the sports hall also provides a fitness facility for the employees of the factory.
The 5.800 m2 Sports Complex is composed of six main parts, which include a sports hall, a fitness center, a foyer, locker rooms, a rehabilitation area and offices. On the other hand, three basketball courts, which have an area of 2.600 m², can be separated with curtains. They can also be used for volleyball, table tennis, and other sports when it is needed.
The overall configuration of the Sports Hall is comprised of two main volumes which are connected through a smaller lobby. These volumes are then wrapped with low rise offices and service facility that are covered with pressed brick. With the continuation of the pressed brick material in the ground coverage, a holistic sense and visual continuity is achieved throughout the project. The two volumes are elevated off the ground with shallow pools encircling the front façades of the buildings. The reflective surface of the pools creates visual depth while aiding in the elevated effect.
The connection between two sports hall is provided by a foyer. This creates a soft passage between the sport hall and the multi - purpose hall. One can easily observe it from the façade. Two main volumes are covered with a white shell, which take reference from the existing factory buildings. The façade of the larger building is angled for a purpose. Instead of aligning the façade of the building with a horizontal flat surface, the direction which the visitors approach from is considered. This way, solid angled surface aims to welcome the visitors. This volume with the orange colored façade, contains three basketball courts and sits closer to the road with an effort to bring it to the forefront.
The smaller volume with the green colored façade, contains the fitness and supporting spaces of the facility, while sitting further back and creating a sort of entrance inlet/outdoor space. The selection of green colored glass in the elevation is due to the small dense greenery which is located right in front of the building. These colored glass façades change tone with the sunlight throughout the day, creating an animated and dynamic façade.
TOFAŞ Turkish Automobile Factory Inc.
Kerem Yazgan, Begüm Yazgan
Yazgan Design Architecture
Yunus Özkazanç, Cemal Emden
Founded in 2003 by Kerem Yazgan and Begüm Yazgan, both PhD. Architects, Yazgan Design Architecture Inc. is an architectural, interior, landscape and graphic design and construction firm based in Ankara, Turkey. The company has the capacity to create projects of different programs and scales that cover conceptual, design development and construction phases. Mixed-use buildings, retail, hotel, residential, office, educational buildings, hospitals, cultural centers, airports, and sport complexes are some of the building typologies that comprise the company portfolio. Yazgan Design Architecture also achieves interior and landscape design construction works alongside its project repertoire.