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ALGORITHM FACTORY - TRANSFORMATION OF AN ABANDONED SOAP FACTORY INTO A RESEARCH LAB

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationAnkara-Rotterdam, Turkey
CompanyONZ ARCHITECTS
Lead ArchitectOnat Öktem
Design TeamAuthor Architects: Onat Öktem, Zeynep Öktem I Consultants: Hakan Ceritoğlu I Collaborators: Ege Yüksek, Figen Yücel, Sevgi Çalı, Seda Özçelik, Okan Mutlu Akpınar, Hüseyin Kezer I Restoration: Onat Öktem, Burcu Kaplan Landscape Architect: Onat Öktem, Murat Memlük Field Architect: Ege Yüksek
ClientVitus Commodities

Design team transformed an abandoned soap factory into a dynamic research lab for Vitus Commodities, an energy company which utilizes Artificial Intelligence Technologies on globally traded energy markets with a focus on Machine Learning and Deep Learning. The 1200 square meters, two-storey stone building in Urla-İzmir is preparing to be repopulated and relive its glory days, in the midst of new a production environment. With such a rich history of soap making, the factory maintained activity for many years until it has outlived its duty