Doruk Healthcare Group is operating in the healthcare sector in Bursa since 1998. In addition to being a local health institution and brand, they wanted to combine the health services with their vision of growth with the field of architecture and design. On this occasion, our paths crossed with Doruk Health Group in 2018. In line with the project briefs, the processes of the planning phase of the project, such as planning, site layouts, circulations, was conducted with Prof. Dr. Zeynep Kahveci.
The design process started with the planning. In architectural perspective, the lobby area has a structural richness. The circulation area of the lobby and the richness of visual communication provided to us huge possibilities for design. The lobby gives a high volume to the ground floor together with the mezzanine floor. Some of the columns in the lobby rise as strong structural elements about ten meters long from the ground floor to the first floor. At the same time, the gallery space in the center of the ground floor, which provides access to the basement floors and then gives an access to the escalators to the basement floors. In this way, it has create possibilty for the perception of the space from a single point and visual communication. In such a rich structure, a holistic setup was preferred as a design approach. Structures, seating elements, counters and all lighting systems in the interior are designed in a parametric flow. Fluid surfaces form the design itself by wrapping the entire space like a shell. The interior is located in the same parametric flow with the lighting surfaces created at certain points of the shell. The surfaces are produced from precast material by molding into non-repeating panels. A marble floor in the form of a vortex that grows and shrinks algorithmically is designed on the lobby floor. Male-female hydrotherapy pools were also solved with similar design approaches as the lobby. Similar principles have been applied in the lobby waiting areas. In the waiting areas, the nature effect has been tried to be felt at the maximum with the inner gardens. In general, seating elements in waiting areas are designed to integrate with the space, and a holistic approach has been adopted instead of using implant elements throughout the hospital. Polyclinics and patient rooms are designed to make maximum use of daylight. Lighting designs have ceased to be implant elements and have been designed as a part of the structure. Soft and fluid forms were preferred in all counter solutions of the building, ensuring compliance with the general concept and adopting a human-oriented approach.