Selin Biçer Mimar / Architect
ALL THE ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS PERTAINING TO THE PROJECT ARE CAREFULLY USED IN THEIR NATURAL FORMS…
The Erimtan Museum is composed of three historical houses located at the citadel of Ankara. While the exterior represents the historical traces of these dwellings, the interior provides the unique experience of a total museum space. The selection of the materials is limited to what has been emblematic for Ankara, and the balance between the historical and contemporary is represented mainly in the alteration of Ankara stone and exposed reinforced concrete. The thick walls of the houses were interpreted in a way to reframe the museum and to accommodate services and necessary infrastructure. The southern façade has been expanded to accommodate the museum support functions, including the entrance, the gift shop, an information desk, lockers and an elevator on the mezzanine floor. From here it is possible to see the displays of selected objects on the catwalks, the space continuing behind the “red wall”, the permanent exhibition area below and the stairs connecting it to the temporary exhibition floor. The thick wall runs down two more floors where it forms the kitchen, a storage area, a cleaning room, infrastructural equipment and other service spaces. The display environments and the spolia are located in the western and eastern walls, while the library runs along the two floors that form the north façade. Museum support activities such as the café, terrace, multi-purpose hall, library and the workshop are designed with their own entrances to provide the necessary autonomy for the museum functions. The urban terrace, which is an extension of these functions is redefined through a “museum path” uniting the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Koç Museum and Erimtan Museum.
Project Group: Ayşen Savaş, Can Aker and Onur Yüncü
Consultants: Arzu Gönenç Sorguç (Acoustic Consultant), Aytek Savaş (Security Consultant) and Karina Tasarım (Fire Consultant)
Owner: Yüksel Erimtan Culture and Arts Foundation
Contractor: EMT Erimtan Consulting, Construction and Trade, Inc.
Structure: Prota Müh. Proje ve Danışmanlık A.Ş.
Mechanic: Okutan Müh. Müş. Taah. Tic. A.Ş.
Electric: Yurdakul Elk. Proje Müh. Müş. Tic. Ltd. Şti.
Interior Design: Ayşen Savaş, Can Aker and Onur Yüncü
Landscape Design: Can Aker, Ayşen Savaş and Onur Yüncü
Graphics Design: Onur Yüncü and Fatih Öz
Site Supervision: Can Aker and Onur Yüncü
Model: Serdar Gürol
3D Visualization: Motto Mimarlık A.Ş.
Photography: Oğuz Karakütük, Beril Kapusuz, Levent Songür and Duygu Tüntaş
Project Period: 2011 – 2012
Construction Period: 2013 – 2015
Site Area: 1,070 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 1,850 sqm