Selcuk Ecza Headquarters
  1. Home
  2. Architecture
  3. Selcuk Ecza Headquarters EN

Selcuk Ecza Headquarters EN

Tabanlioglu Architects

Selcuk Ecza Headquarters
By Tabanlioglu Architects -

The owner of the pharmaceutical company is an elderly couple who would like the house feeling at the office; accordingly, scales, organization and aesthetics refer to residential settings, namely traditional Istanbul waterside mansions.
Like a small county settlement, juxtaposition of seven house-like volumes with hipped roofs forms the campus. The individual 'houses' integrate to each other either through gardens, roof gardens, upper or lower patios and paths and atriums. The brown color of the exterior brings up the soft wood effect and unifies the structure.Reminiscent of modern villas, daylight enters through roofs and all transparent sides, creating a diffused lighting mood in the spacious internal space until the basement floor. To provide the balance of light and shadow and to increase the efficiency of passive climate control, the masses are enveloped with a designed mesh system.
Three floors for office use and two underground floors are reserved for car parking of the five-storey structure. Above the car park, first basement floor is at the sunken garden level; besides offices, multi-purpose halls, staff dining hall, sports and lounge zone are located, with an easy access to the green landscape. In addition to the wide windows, interiors of the basement floor receive daylight also through atriums. The main entrance to the building is provided at the ground floor, by way of a bridge, side bridges link the roof terraces. Atriums and interior gardens create social zones between offices, located at the ground floor. The first floor (the top floor) is the executive office floor for managers and partners, including elegant dining halls, activity rooms and VIP lounges; “private world' of both partners constructed as mezzanine duplexes at two ends of the top floor.

Tabanlioglu Architects

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Client: Selcuk Ecza Holding
Completion: 2013
Gross Floor Area: 22.900 m2
Architects: Tabanl?o?lu Architects - Melkan Gürsel & Murat Tabanl?o?lu
Design Team: Salih Y?lgörür, Ayd?n I??k, Ali Çal??kan, Utkan Yönter, Cenk Tunaboylu, Gökçe N. Gündüz, Fatma Ural, Tu?çe Güleç, Zeynep Dündar, Devran Eren Üzün, Oktay Murat,Sema Türker, ?smail Ulukaya, Ali R?za Saçan, Gülin Derman
General Coordinator: Hulki Yücel
Main Contractor: Selçuklu Construction

Structural: AN Engineering
Mechanical: ARKE / Türko?lu
Electrical: KÜL
Fire: Abdurrahman K?l?ç
Facade: Okyanus Group
Lighting: Tepta

Photography: © Thomas Mayer

Keep up with the latest trends in the architecture and design world

© Maggioli SpA • THE PLAN • Via del Pratello 8 • 40122 Bologna, Italy • T +39 051 227634 • P. IVA 02066400405 • ISSN 2499-6602 • E-ISSN 2385-2054
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® is a trademark of Monotype ITC Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and which may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.