Cer Modern Arts Centre
Ankara, Turkey
Located on a site traversed by a railway line and containing train maintenance sheds and ateliers from the 1920s, all slated for removal, this museum maintains its connection with the railway and early Republican architecture. Two of the historic structures designated for demolition are incorporated into the design, and unified by a new curvilinear structure that braces the dilapidated buildings creating a U-shaped ensemble with a courtyard and a sunken garden. The new reinforced concrete construction, with exposed concrete walls and an extensive skylight, connects visually with the relocated tracks. The restrained modern vocabulary of the new building stands with the stone walls and steel trusses of the functional, industrial architecture of the Republican era.


Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Ankara, Turkey
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Completed 2010
Dimensions
9,380
Variant Names
Cer Modern Arts Centre
Building Usages
cultural center
public/cultural
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee