Sevgim Ayhan

Rethinking Living in Berlin
Working From Home
One Size Fits All
Floating University
Housing in Neukölln
Tiny House
Courtyard Block
A Culture Center
The Art Gallery
Handmade Studio

I’m interested in an architecture that improves the quality of use, life, and human relationships - architecture that provides spaces in which users find freedom.


A Culture Center

A Culture Center
BA Project, BAU - Fall 2015 Berlin
From Studio Ayse Hicsasmaz Heitele

The building is conceived as a single container to house two buildings: a public library and an exhibition center - it is envisioned as a public vehicle to research, exchange, engage and create content. The building plot is on the west side of Lützowplatz in Tiergarten, Mitte and surrounded by cultural, political institutions and the Bauhaus Archive.

A concrete ‘tree’ contains the exhibition spaces, including conference halls while the open spaces function as the library. The form defines the relations between the visitor and the place: ‘in’ means that you are into the exhibition spaces, ‘on’ means you are at the library, in/on. The glass facade is interesting for its transparency, as it is illuminated by the sunlight, becoming a dynamic part of the building as it reacts differently according to the light, time of day, weather, and the surrounding context. As the concrete ‘tree’ branches differently on every floor, visitors experience different perspectives.