Tabanl oAYlu Architects – SELCUK ECZA HEADQUARTERS, Istanbul 2013

Tabanl oAYlu Architects:




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. ai???Private world’ of both partners constructed as mezzanine duplexes at two ends of top floor.




Client: Selcuk Ecza Holding

Architect: Tabanl oAYlu Architects, Melkan GA?rsel & Murat Tabanl oAYlu
Architectural Project Team : Salih Y lg rA?r, Ayd n IAY k, Ali al AYkan, Utkan Y nter, Cenk Tunaboylu, G k e N. GA?ndA?z, Fatma Ural, TuAY e GA?le , Zeynep DA?ndar, Devran Eren A?zA?n, Oktay Murat,Sema TA?rker, smail Ulukaya, Ali R za Sa an, GA?lin Derman

Structural: AN Engineering
Mechanical: ARKE / TA?rkoAYlu
Electrical: KA?L
Fire: Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman K l
Facade: Okyanus Group
Lighting: Tepta

Main Contractor: Sel uklu Construction
Generak Coordinator: Hulki YA?cel

Site Area : 9.050 m2
Usable Area : 22.900 m2

Date of Design : 2011-2012

Photo credits: Thomas Mayer


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