Tabanlıoğlu Architects – SELCUK ECZA HEADQUARTERS, Istanbul 2013

Tabanlıoğlu Architects – SELCUK ECZA HEADQUARTERS, Istanbul 2013

Tabanlıoğlu Architects: http://www.tabanlioglu.com/




Dynamic massing, spacious interiors

Owner of 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 welcomed at all transparent sides, creating a diffused lighting mood in the spacious internal space until the basement floor. To provide 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 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. “Private world’ of both partners constructed as mezzanine duplexes at two ends of top floor.




Client: Selcuk Ecza Holding

Architect: Tabanlıoğlu Architects, Melkan Gürsel & Murat Tabanlıoğlu
Architectural Project Team : Salih Yılgörür, Aydın Işık, Ali Çalışkan, Utkan Yönter, Cenk Tunaboylu, Gökçe N. Gündüz, Fatma Ural, Tuğçe Güleç, Zeynep Dündar, Devran Eren Üzün, Oktay Murat,Sema Türker, İsmail Ulukaya, Ali Rıza Saçan, Gülin Derman

Structural: AN Engineering
Mechanical: ARKE / Türkoğlu
Electrical: KÜL
Fire: Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman Kılıç
Facade: Okyanus Group
Lighting: Tepta

Main Contractor: Selçuklu Construction
Generak Coordinator: Hulki Yücel

Site Area : 9.050 m2
Usable Area : 22.900 m2

Date of Design : 2011-2012

Photo credits: Thomas Mayer


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