he southern facade whereas the panels emerge as almost transparent glasses in the northern facade.
Another significant feature of the building is its porosity on the ground level. The office buildings in this district are planned and are being managed as private gated communities, independently secured and controlled. No free access or passage is allowed even at the communal ground levels, that prevents any possible interaction with the street and neighboring alike complexes. As a matter of creating permability on the urban level, a considerable part of the ground floor, together with the buffer zone and the outside terrace at Maslak No:1 Tower is kept off the secured&private areas of the building, that welcomes public freely with a hope that future developments or refurbishments at the region may carry on this approach to enchance the urban life around the district.
Superficie Lorda (mq)31.900
ArchitettiEmre Arolat, Gonca Paşolar
Design TeamDeniz Kösemen
FotografiCemal Emden, Thomas Mayer
Curriculum studio / partecipanteEAA-Emre Arolat Architecture was founded in 2004 by Emre Arolat and Gonca Paşolar in Istanbul, as the continuation of Emre Arolat’s experiences at his parents’ office, Arolat Architects, since 1987. Today, EAA has turned out to be one of the largest architectural offices in Turkey with a team of more than 50 people, reintegrating parents Şaziment and Neşet Arolat as partners. The firm continues its practice at İstanbul and London offices with many prestigious national& international projects in that design is elaborated to the smallest detail. EAA displays a prominent presence in academic realm with Emre Arolat’s lectures, jury positions and studio tutorage at schools of architecture as Berlage Institute-Delft, Pratt Institute-New York, Middle East Technical University-Ankara. EAA’s works has been honored with many eminent awards as Aga Khan Award, The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, World Architecture Festival Awards and AR Emerging Architecture Award.