Nowadays, technology and innovation are advancing very fast. This evolution and progress should be followed by continuous monitoring and new technologies. However, while making these improvements, sustainability should never be put aside and handled properly. The main research problem of this study is that today's cities, architectural programs and forms of management do not respond adequately to the development of technology and innovation.
City of Antalya in Turkey with a Mediterranean climate was chosen to create the challenge for the problem of natural ventilation and the land selected for the project has been defined as a technology development area in the regulation plan.
The project, Antalya Technology and Innovation Center, aims to achieve the rapid development of technology and innovation in cities while providing natural ventilation and energy efficiency.
The goal of the center is to meet citizens, artists, technologists, business and public sector organizations for creating new ideas, tools and technologies. This center will be also serving as community center, an awareness museum of technology and user experience center for people to participate and experience the process of innovation and technology.
In this study, case study method is used as a main methodology. Başakşehir Living Lab Technology and Innovation Center by Istanbul Design Factory and Teknopark İstanbul by Tabanlioglu Architects are examined for better understanding.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Architectural Design, Technology and Innovation Center, Natural Ventilation, Courtyard Effect