ound outdoor levels, the elevated volume has been designed to allow an experience of journey for the every day user. Ponds are designed to enhance the cooling effect on the outdoors as well as on the glazed facades to reduce the temparature gain during hot seasons.
The building implements the sustainability principles overall the building from single and double skin facade systems with dynamic sun shading integrated with lighting, to special heating & cooling systems providing the inner spaces with hundred percent fresh air. The facades have been designed as unitized systems allowing the high quality in terms of heat and acoustic insulation as the building site is surrounded by highways with heavy traffic. The building has received Leed Gold certificate.
With approx.142000 sqm total built area and 51000sqm site are, the campus programme is configured into three major sections: a 53,500 sqm open offices, a 16,000 sqm auditorium, educational spaces and cafeterias, a 72,500 sqm parking area, a Tier 4 data center, a sport center, common spaces, archives and service areas.
The building has received Leed Gold certificate. Most of the materials used within the building are eco-friendly. During the initial stages of design when the site has been acquired, the old chemical factory has been removed. The soil has been checked further for contamination. The negative results eased the process later on. The remainings has been dismantled into several different categories and has been sent for recycling and certified. The exisiting pine trees from the old factory has been kept and some of them displaced into newer locaitons within the site.
The buildings shading devices, artificial lighting and cooling and heating systems are integrated and behaves according the sensors input in order to minimize the energy use and keep the user comfort at a higher level.
Most of the soft landscape is obtained through local plants which doesn't demand a high water consumption. The rain water harvesting is used for the landscape mainly. The green hills were obtained by a system of cables embedded into the sedum surface from the top crown of the artificial hills. It is by far the largest application of green roof system in Turkey of this type.
The main structure of the building is flat slab concrete system on the office areas and exposed frame structure in the lower areas. The auditorium is located within one of the hills. The 4 levels office block stands on a transfer structure to enable the inner space of the hall.
Facade, Structural, Mep, Sustainability, Leed Consultant Werner Sobek
Facade Consultan Tim Macfarlane / Glass Limited
Hasan Mingü / Interior Design / Midek Mingü
Gross Floor Area (mq)143000
Design teamErtun Hızıroğlu, Faik Barutçu, Fahrettin Çiloğlu, Çiğdem Duman, Serap Aydınel, Gökçen Demirkır, Melis Uysal, Sevgi Paçcı, Çağla Özgen, Elif Taşal, Ekim Orhan İsmi , Süreyya Numanoğlu, Gülizar Bozdoğan, Zuhal Özen, Şafak Kızılırmak, Elif Özil
ConsultantsFacade, Structural, Mep, Sustainability, Leed Consultant: Werner Sobek, Facade Consultant: Tim Macfarlane / Glass Limited, Interior Design: Midek Mingü; Lighting Design: Planlux
Photo CreditsCemal Emden
Curriculum studio / partecipanteERA Architects has been working creating architectural solutions since it was established in 1972 in Istanbul, Turkey. ERA’s interdisciplinary method is based on engaging professionals from different areas of expertise in a collaborative teamwork and coordinating the business meticulously. The faith in both global design language and local values enables ERA to find sustainable solutions with international collaborations. ERA Architects has been practicing architecture in the light of these values in Paris since 2000 and in Beijing since 2011, alongside with the head office in Istanbul. ERA aims to provide the highest quality of architecture for every single project with an innovative design-oriented approach responding the environment in terms of function, aesthetics and social values.
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