The project was designed as a non-governmental center aiming at urban and social development in Mahmutbey, one of the problematic urbanization areas of Istanbul,
where architecture students and volunteer professionals will work. This center is a focal point for the healthy and sustainable transformation of the surrounding urban area,
as well as an urban catalyst that allows architecture students to learn by doing and generate new ideas. While this situation defines a new education and practice model in terms
of architectural education, it also brings up a mechanism that enables the transformation of knowledge formed around the concepts of social entrepreneurship and responsibility into society and people.
The tectonic setup accepted for the project includes structural components where steel and aluminum components come together in a modular sense and are suitable for off-site production and mass customization. Another basic design motivation is that this modular building system and building components are easy to manufacture, replace and then recyclable. In this framework, it is aimed that a high-tech and sustainable solution for rapid and healthy production and transformation activities is also an architectural interface. This approach is especially compatible with aluminum building materials, high-tech production and application principles.