BUSINESS CENTER IN GUNESLI - Istanbul

In the beginning of 1998 we were asked to prepare a business center, which can be leased to different tenants, for a site on the road to Atatürk International Airport and located at the south of Sabah Media Center. The land was 11,000 m2 and there was a height restriction of 30 meters since the area is in the airport zone. The design was prepared in collaborating with Alain Didinal Associates from London.

We designed two reverse and drop shape, 8 storey office blocks, connected to each other by a 3 to 4 storey entrance hall, covered with a semi-transparent roof, forming an atrium under it. Main entrances are from the both elevations of the atrium hall, across the elipsoid void and over-looking the employee cafeteria. Entrances are connected to each other by a bridge, flying over the void before the security control points.

Office buildings has a center core configuration, allowing for flexible tanent arrangements and floors are setting back, starting from the fourth level. At the basement floors, the building abuts the property lines and below ground program includes; 400 parking spaces, employee cafeteria, service and technical rooms. Both buildings has a penthouse on the roof level and the north one has designed as an heliport.

Client & Contractor : Koray Yapi Endüstrisi ve Tic. A.S.
Design completion : 1998
Total constraction area : 43,000 m2