KALYON PV SCADA Buıldıng
1st Prize – National Competition for Karapınar Solar Power Plant SCADA Building
Deserts, one of the harshest geographies in the world with very limited habitats, are about to return to be the living resources of the future. Karapinar region which has the only desert climate in Turkey, is becoming one of the most important energy source in the country. The proposal project aims to create an oasis of life within the Karapınar region with its flat topography extending to the horizon. The SCADA Building, which is the control center of this whole region, is an innovative space research that aims to host the new source of life, with a courtyard containing a rich landscape contrasting with the surrounding arid area.
The SCADA building, which is arranged on a single floor, is located at a distance of 40 meters from the existing solar panels and oriented in the same direction, in a position that will not cast its shadow on the panels throughout the year. The project, which is placed as an abstract square prism of 50m x 50m dimensions, determines its scale with the axes formed by the existing panels, while creating an exception in this layout. This exception allows the building to form its own identity along with its mass, dense landscape and geometry. In this field, where the most important sustainable energy works of this geography will take place, the administration building aims to be the structure of tomorrow, rather than what belongs to today. It aims to consider the relationship between human and nature in a technological cross section and in a sustainable building design. It unifies its representation by differentiating it with a reflective facade that reflects its surroundings. While ensuring the continuity of the horizon line, it tries to establish a balance between what is visible and what is not.
Between Digital and Analog
SCADA, which is the monitoring, control and data collection interface of the entire facility, basically describes a digital interface. The proposal project welcomes the building users and visitors with the Foyer area, which is based on the possibility of transforming a digital interface into a spatial experience, blurring the boundaries between structural and digital with an innovative technological approach. Here, it is aimed to strengthen the spatial experience with a new search between physical conditions and digital possibilities. The interactive screen, located between the foyer and the multi-purpose hall, turns into an abstract representation tool of approximately 120,000 panel groups in the entire area as a digital installation in daily routine. Panel efficiency information coming to the SCADA building depends on many external factors. Many factors such as date, day-time, clouding, wind and dust conditions, technical malfunctions determine the total amount of energy produced. While all this information comes to the Scada room, on the other hand, an abstraction of this information is suggested in the foyer. It is suggested that the incoming data be transformed into a heat map, and transferred to the visitors of the building by surrounding the foyer area in an abstract manner. This screen, which changes and transforms every day, every hour, is to be able to turn into a screen that serves a multi-purpose hall under necessary conditions.
Designed as an element to strengthen the spatial contrast between interior and exterior, 50x50cm stainless steel sunshades have different permeability and brightness levels. It is aimed to provide a comfortable light level in the interior by dispersing in different rates with parameters such as the lighting requirement of the space behind it and the direction in which it is located. Parametrically, each facade forms its pattern in line with its own special conditions.
The proposal project aims to create its own ecosystem and natural cycle. While the rigid geometric boundaries on the perimeter of the building soften on the boundaries of the courtyard, the courtyard aims to be experienced as a representation tool of life in the center of the building in its most natural form. The green roof also turns into an efficient means of insulation. The selected dense landscape of steppe vegetation in the region can meet the water needs of the plants without spending much energy with filtered ground water. The panoramic view of the solar power plant, which is built on an area of 20 million square meters, extending to the horizon, can be experienced by means of the stairs going up to the observation deck of the building.
LOCATION KARAPINAR, KONYA
CLIENT KALYON PV GÜNEŞ TEKNOLOJİLERİ
PROJECT TYPE TİCARİ, KÜLTÜR
AREA 1.850 m2
CANER BİLGİN, BEGÜM YILMAZ BİLGİN
CEMAL KORAY BİNGÖL, ASLI YALÇIN ÇORAPÇIOĞLU, BARIŞ ARI
ONUR GÜNDURU, ŞENER BİLGİN