Demeter is the Olympian goddess of the harvest and agriculture, presiding over grains and the fertility of the earth.

Turkey was a self-sufficient country in agriculture in the past. Since the 1980s, agriculture has remained in the background as industry provides greater economic gain and added value. While it fed its own people and supported the economy with exports before 1980, today it has become foreign-dependent.The agricultural sector is should be highlighted as a strategic sector with high profitability in terms of efficiency and cost, and where advanced technologies are used.

Agrıculture 4.0
Today, with the influence of Industry 4.0, the digitalization process in industrial production has begun to affect the agricultural sector as well. The Internet of Things (IoT) also enters the agricultural sector, allowing machines to communicate with each other.
Agriculture 4.0, refers to a system in which drones, robots, internet of things, vertical farms, artificial intelligence and solar energy are used.
The application of digital technologies in the agricultural sector leads to increased product yield, reduced cost, less product loss and minimal use of water, fuel and fertilizer.

The aim of Village Institutes is to teach self-sufficiency. In this system, 'Education is in production.' principle is adopted. There is an education model based on understanding, thinking, questioning and producing, and the main premise is “activity”. In addition, a solution-oriented system is seen by following an education model focused on the problems of that period. Although this system is not regional, it has achieved successful results with the goal of nationwide development.
Similarly, it is envisaged that agricultural works, which are in a negative situation in Turkey today, will be carried out in this area. By using this training model, it is aimed to develop agriculture in Turkey not only regionally but also throughout the country, with the studies carried out in this center.

The closed, opaque mass is also the most important part of the building. Because laboratories and greenhouses are located here. Therefore, it is aimed to be remarkable. An exterior facade was designed by trying to provide an appearance that is not traditional and represents the future. The outer surface is covered with giant screens. The flow of data collected in this way is shown here.
The color used in this screen, which shows the flow of data, can also be seen in reders, it is the magenta color used in greenhouses and most suitable for plants due to wavelength.
This closed mass is also connected to the other L-shaped structure by tubes. The aim here is to provide controlled access to the mass. Only those who work here can use it.
The mass has another connection going underground. This is the server section and is where the data is stored. Here again, there is only the entrance through the closed mass to provide controlled access (you can see it in Section BB).
The structure, which has the other L form, has a completely glass surface. The reason for this is that it can receive more light due to its presence in the pit.


The laboratories and greenhouses, which are the most important elements of the project, were placed in a black mass to avoid light. In order to indicate the importance of this mass from the outside, the flow of data was shown in its exterior design.
Location: Ankara/Turkey
Area: 10.000 sqm

Designer: Ayça Ceren Turna
Instructors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru Yılmaz, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ülkü İnceköse


Ayça Ceren Turna

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