An Embassy Residence in Ankara: Home on Another Land

Designing an embassy residence for a foreign country involves the symbolization of that country’s culture. Therefore, the primary aim of this project is to embody the rich essence of Moroccan culture, seamlessly blending it with functional elements. This entails not only creating suitable working spaces for ambassadors but also ensuring a comfortable living environment. Additionally, the design incorporates a multifunctional hall intended to host and accommodate guests.

Conceptually, all structures, including multifunctional halls, living spaces, bedrooms, and serving spaces, are merged into one to symbolize the cohesion inherent in Moroccan architecture. To cater to different users of the residence, three distinct spaces and entrances have been established: the entrance for the ambassador and their family, the entrance for guests, and the entrance to the annex. The ground floor is predominantly designed for guests, the upper floor for the ambassador, and the basement floor, which directly opens to the garden, is dedicated to the annex.

Additionally, green spaces, courtyards, and water elements—all significant in Moroccan architecture—are integrated into the residence to meet its requirements.

Author: Sıdıka Tuba Öztürk
Studio: Arch 201 Fall 2023
 Deniz Üçer Erduran

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Department of Architecture Bilkent University FF-304A
06800 Ankara – TURKEY


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