Ilgın Avcı (CAA Studio, Partner Architect)

He studied architecture at Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul. He started to work at Cirakoglu Architects in 2007 and became a partner in 2010. He has the ability to work in different scale projects from single unit houses to university campuses. Avcı has participated in many architectural competitions and has won several prizes including two first prizes. Together with Alisan Çırakoğlu, he won the “National Architecture Awards” in 2014 and 2018 and the “Turgut Cansever Prize” in 2016. Ilgın Avcı is now a partner of CAA Studio and guest lecturer at Kadir Has University in the department of architecture.

METU YP Auditorium

Client Yüksel Project
Project Type Educational Building
Date Completed 2019
Collaborators Alişan Çırakoğlu, Deniz Yazıcı, Batuhan Kumru, Meriç Arslanoğlu, Süreyya Ural, Işık Yaramış, Cengiz Özkan
Design Company CAA.Studio
Awards Invited Competition 1.Prize
Photographer Alişan Çırakoğlu, Cemal Emden, Soner Şimşek

The main reference that guided the design process of the METU YP auditorium project was the campus within it is locatetd designed in the 60’s. The building aims to reinterpret the spatial and structural characteristic of the campus with a contemporary approach. The auditorium located at the end of the pedestrian “alle” aims to become a meeting point for students. The program of the building is composed by 4 auditoriums with different capacity, 17 classroom and a cafeteria. All these spaces are connected through a large foyer where the circulation system is highlighted with the use of colour.

The auditoriums became the major element that shape the architectural characteristic of the design. The structural system of the building is also very distinctive with important concrete cantilever.