Located at the basement floor of the Nejat Eczacıbaşı Building, İKSV Alt Kat has been designed as a multi-purpose and accessible venue spanning 120-meter squares that provides a learning and interaction space for people of all ages with a year-round free events programme and its rich library.
The event space of İKSV Alt Kat, with technical specifications including a seating arrangement for 50 people, sound and projection systems, workshop space for children and adults, and a modular dance floor, is designed to accommodate events of various disciplines and scales.
The workspace of İKSV Alt Kat consists of three workstations, laptops, a scanner-printer and Internet access. Researchers are provided with active and easy access to the İKSV library and archives with the RFID collection management system and physical study/research opportunities.
İKSV’s archive includes records of the events organised by the foundation since 1973. The library consists of over 1,000 art and culture books that may source material for researchers, as well as a selection of 3,000 children’s books for 3 to 15-year-olds. Researchers may use the study area and library at İKSV Alt Kat between 09.30-18.00 on workdays and are required to make a reservation in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Children’s Library within the İKSV Alt Kat workspace is open to the public every Friday from 10.00 to 14.00, exception for public holidays. Groups exceeding ten people may use the library by informing the İKSV Alt Kat team by phone at +90 (212) 334 07 04. To gain access to the library on other days and hours, a reservation must be made by e-mail via email@example.com.
Realised as a part of Istanbul Development Agency’s (İSTKA) 2018 Financial Support for Children and Youth Programme, the architectural design of İKSV Alt Kat: Learning and Interaction Space was undertaken by Superpool. The laminated glass installation titled “Flare” designed by Superpool was produced with the contributions of BCE Glass. The work and office spaces at İKSV Alt Kat were sponsored by ERSA Furniture, kitchen section by Intema Yaşam and the bathroom sections by VitrA. The Bernard van Leer Foundation has lent its support in making the venue accessible to children and families.
This website, prepared within the scope of ‘İKSV Learning and Interaction Space and Creative Workshop Programme for Children and Youth’ Project that is supported by the Istanbul Development Agency (İSTKA), does not reflect the views of İSTKA or the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey. Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is the only party responsible for the content.