Tabanlioglu design women’s centre in rural Turkey

Bayburt Womens Centre (1)

A community centre with an emphasis on art and culture aimed at women has been created by architect firm Tabanlioglu.

Bayburt Womens Centre (2)

Under the name Hüsame Köklü it is situated in a rural district of Turkey called Bayburt which is known for its harsh climatic conditions – very hot summers and freezing winters.

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Bayburt Womens Centre (3)

The plot was donated by a local teacher with the intention of bringing different generations of women together under one roof.

TA_HKWCC_Interior Courtyard_2

The firm said: “The spaces in their simplicity and openness provide a configurable ‘place’, customised by the users and their needs. The steep roof, a mandatory design element due to the heavy snowfall is stylistically embedded and acts as an agent to divide the overall structure into smaller volumes in harmony with the built environment.”

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