nevzat sayin: the seed
nevzat sayin: the seed nevzat sayin: the seed
nov 29, 2010

nevzat sayin: the seed

‘the seed’ by nevzat sayin in istanbul all images courtesy lammhults möbel photographer: cemal emden

turkish architect nevzat sayin has designed a new activity center in connection with the sakip sabanci museum in istanbul, turkey. ‘the seed’, which has been shortlisted under the cultural category at this year’s world architecture festival, seats up to 330 people and performs as a conference, congress and concert hall.

inside the hall

the 1700 m2 design acts as an intervention to the sakip sabanci museum, built partly underground and protruding out to the lobby level. clad in a bright yellow finish, the addition has a strong presence in the otherwise linear space, yet does not change the overall architectural form of the building.

the hall features faceted surfaces that are reflective and multi-coloured, resulting in a kaleidoscopic effect for the interior space. to compliment this appearance, 300 spira chairs from lammhults were chosen to outfit ‘the seed’.

the seed from the ground floor

from the lobby

(left) the side of ‘the seed’ from the lobby level (right) entrance

outdoor terrace

looking into the lobby


construction shots

ground floor plan

first floor plan

longitudinal section

cross section

cross section

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