Mozhan Khadem was commissioned to redesign the 6,000 SM (over 60,000 SF) Block 6 of Koç University Post Graduate Dormitories (and convert it to one hundred single room accommodation) for men and women Master degree students.
October 5, 2018
Mozhan Khadem was invited to the campus to participate in the celebration for University's 25th anniversary celebration. Concurrently the University's New Academic Building expansion consisting of 36,000 SM (over 36000 SF Semahat and Nosret Arsel Engineering, Science, Technology and Clean Room facilities) was dedicated.
In November 2017, Mozhan Khadem was commissioned to design the future Koç University "Post Graduate Dormitories" and its related dinning, social, maintenance and parking facilities for five hundred (500) students consisting of accommodations for 300 PHD,180 Masters and 20 Married students within six (6) interconnecting blocks. The gross area of the proposed facility is over 27,000 SM. (over 270,000 SF).
Perspective Views of Koç University "Post Graduate Dormitories
On December 2016, Mozhan Khadem was commissioned to design the proposed "Koç University Entry Crescent," the formal entry to the academic part of campus. It is a highly landscaped area with flower gardens, reflecting pool, fountain and sculpture elements. It is designed in the form of a "Crescent", the iconic symbol on the Turkish flag. It accommodates twenty buses for the drop off and pick up of students and staff. It also includes a ceremonial ramp for VIP visitors. It will be built on a four level underground parking structure which accommodate 500 parking spaces.
Mozhan Khadem/BDC is commissioned to design the following buildings for Koç University: New Sports facilities Building; "Winter Garden" on the roof terrace of Koç University Student Center; Tennis court building in Koç University Student Dormitory area.
Mozhan Khadem was commissioned to design a new Sports Facilities building for Koç University. The building will be located over the proposed underground garage for 500 cars and adjacent to the existing Semahat Arsel Gymnasium.
BDC/MOZHAN KHADEM was commissioned to design Koç University 1500 seat Performing Arts Center.
Mozhan Khadem / BDC was commissioned to design an annex to Koç University School of Engineering.
The new "Engineering Annex Building" provides the University with the much needed addtional ampitheatre size classrooms, faculty offices, seminar rooms, conference rooms, and a cafe facility.
Mozhan Khadem / BDC has been commissioned to provide architectural design services for the following project:
2012 - Koç University English Preparatory School consisting of 6,000 square meters of space (behind and to the north of the Suna Kiraç Library building).
2012 - Koç University Auditorium Building with a seating capacity for 1,500 consisting of 15,000 square meters for performing arts program (including orchestra, ballet, musicals, theater and opera).
Mozhan Khadem was selected by Koç University as design consultant for the 2,000,000 square feet Health Sciences Medical Campus project in Istanbul.
Koç University honored Mozhan Khadem by placing a hand painted portrait of him in the main entry hall of the campus. The caption under the portrait reads:
KOÇ UNIVERSITY IS GRATEFUL TO THE ARCHITECT OF ITS BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS, MOZHAN KHADEM, WHO GRASPED THIS PROJECT WITH PASSION, BUILDING UPON HIS IRANIAN/BAHAI HERITAGE, COMBINING IT WITH HIS DEEP APPRECIATION OF MEVLANA, AND THE OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURAL STYLES, WITH COURTYARDS SURROUNDED BY BUILDINGS, INTEGRATED SO WELL WITH THE GRADIENTS AND CONTOURS OF ITS NATURAL FOREST ENVIRONMENT.
BDC / Mozhan Khadem was commissioned to provide design advisory / consultancy services to Koç University Health Sciences Campus Project consisting of 2 million square feet including Schools of Medicine and Nursing, University Hospital, Children's Hospital, Diagnostic Treatment Services, parking structure and Student Housing Facilities.
BDC was commissioned to provide design services for the expansion of the Koç University Student Center.
BDC was commissioned to revise the Koç University Master
Plan and design a New Academic Building to accommodate the expansion requirements
of the Colleges of Administrative Sciences, Social Sciences, Sciences, Law
and Engineering. The New Academic Building includes 30,000 sm of high technology
science and engineering laboratories, classrooms, seminar rooms, and offices.
It is located at the north end of the academic campus. It is designed so that
it can become an integral part of the architectural weave of the existing
Koç University buildings.
The Court of Knowledge (Light)
This New Academic Building and its related courtyards are designed to be a befitting architectural terminus to the sequence of interconnected buildings and courtyards that start from the main entrance portal to the Koç University academic campus, “The Portal of Knowledge (Light)”
“The Portal of Knowledge” which leads to the Koç Meydan and then to the sequence of the Business, Humanities, Science, and Engineering courtyards, with the addition of this New Academic Building, will terminate in the “Court of Knowledge (Light)” . It is called the “court of knowledge” because the interconnected New Building surrounding it houses all the scientific disciplines of the University.
The central feature of this courtyard is a Skylight/ Pool over the largest Engineering
laboratory of the Campus, putting on display, for the students, faculty and visitors, the
content and activities of the laboratory below as well as the technological precision of
the illuminated Pool/Skylight and nature above.
Memory Walk: This courtyard with its illuminated Skylight/Pool symbolizing Life (water), Light (knowledge and technology) is also a befitting terminus to the “memory walk” of the campus which spans from the Koç Meydan to the Engineering Courtyard. Walking along the path, one observes the cultural history of Turkey by viewing a collection of museum pieces starting with a display of objects from antiquity in the Humanities Courtyard to industrial examples of sophisticated machinery in the Engineering Courtyard.
In this last courtyard, the “Court of Knowledge,” the main display is the design of the court and its Skylight/Pool symbolizing the technological contribution of the Koç University itself to the history and culture of Turkey.
AUC’s New Cairo Campus Receives ULI Award, 2009
The 2009 ULI Awards for Excellence: winners were selected by a jury of land use development and design experts. Members were Ian D. Hawksworth, managing director, Capital & Counties, London; Patrick Albrand, managing director, Hines France, Paris; Max Barclay, head of communications and internal operations, Stronghold Invest AB, Stockholm; Luca de Ambrosis Ortigara, partner, Realty Partners SRL, Milan; Andrew Gould, chief executive, Jones Lang LaSalle England, London; Hakan Kodal, president and chief executive, KREA Gayrimenku/Real Estate, Istanbul; and Karsten von Koeller, chairman, Lone Star Germany, and non-executive director and member of the investment committee, W.P. Carey LLC, Frankfurt. AUC is a “Wonderful example of success that showcase creativity, innovation, and long-term thinking,” jury chair Hawksworth stated. “Perhaps now more than ever, the ULI Awards for Excellence program reminds us of the key difference that responsible design and development can make in terms of longevity and overall community sustainability.”
- Projects in Design and Construction:
1) - Koç University: Campus Club interior space design, 2009
1) - Koç University: Campus Club interior space design, 2009
- Koç University: New outdoor Ice Skating Rink facility in Campus Common,
6) - Koç University: New outdoor Ice Skating Rink facility in Campus Common, 2007