Arçelik is a global player in durable consumer goods industry with production, offering award winning products and services around the world with having more than 300 successful patent applications.
The aim of this new prototyping centre is to create an attraction point and enable an open innovation system that engages engineers, makers and technicians at the central R & D Campus of Arçelik, established in 1968.
ATÖLYE Labs approached this project by crafting a spatial language that differentiated itself via three principal activities: meet, design, make. Informed by tenets of design thinking, the resulting 'scenes' range from a multi-purpose event hall to an experimental UX lab, from an open-door makerspace to mobile meeting hubs. Organized within the challenging context of an existing basement level industrial depot, these interventions set the stage for spontaneous explorations, which may lead to 'accidental' innovations and help shift their corporate culture a bit closer towards maker culture.
Role: Schematic Design
Scope: Concept development, architectural design, engineering coordination, sustainability consulting, spatial graphics
Project Manager: Nesile Yalçın
Project Team (Contributors from Labs network): Total Mühendislik (HVAC), Parça Proje (lighting), Saf Mühendislik (acoustics), Işık Gülkaynak (rendering), Ali Arslan (intern)
Status: completed, 2016