Innovative Spatial Solutions in Agriculture Education:Designing the Faculty of Agriculture Building, EskişehirOsmangazi University

Öztürk A., Önal G., Güçyeter B., Keleş H.

Scholars Journal of Research in Agriculture and Biology, vol.3, no.1, pp.155-165, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Aim: This study aims to present the design process of an education and administrative building for the Faculty of Agriculture, which was founded in 1995 and started education in 2002, in Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey. Method: The design approach for the Faculty of Agriculture was discussed with respect to innovative spatial characteristics, ability to respond to the nature of scientific and academic work and the capacity to provide a future vision. Results: Universities, as dynamic constructs, necessitate spatial designs that could keep up with current requirements and innovative scientific work. The present study provides an insight of spatial planning for academic buildings specifically designed for administrative and educational functions regarding the particular needs of the curricular formation of a specific faculty. Conclusion: Universities are educational institutions that provide academic training, skills and proficiency for individuals while improving the country and the region in terms of economic and cultural perspectives. Participants of such institutions need enclosed areas, such as classrooms, offices and laboratories, for their scientific and academic work and open spaces where they could socialize, relax and perform their physical activities in their spare time. The physical characteristics and qualities of these areas significantly affect the sociological, psychological and academic development of individuals through a direct influence of utilization patterns. Keywords: Agriculture education; Architectural Design; Faculty of Agriculture; Functional Design.