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ADCO Office Building
Istanbul / Turkey
Ali Manço, Zuhtu Usta
MARK, Issue: 49 / Page: 17
XXI MIMARLIK TASARIM ve MEKAN DERGISI, Issue: 128 / Page: 12
SERBEST MIMAR, Issue: 14-15 / Pages: 8-9
ST INSAAT & MALZEME, Issue: 70 / Page: 73
2014 NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS BOOK, Page: 197
ST INSAAT & MALZEME, Issue: 81 / Page: 56
The project located on a triangular shaped plot by the Kurtulus Deresi Avenue in Dolapdere, Istanbul, was commissioned by ADCO, a leading wine importer & distributor in Turkey. The office building was designed to include a retail space on the ground floor and office spaces to be let on upper floors.
Maximizing the flexibility of offices, as well as benefiting from natural lighting/ventilation have been the primary objectives of plan solutions. Accordingly, office spaces were located along the south façade parallel to the Kurtulus Deresi Ave.
A gallery void rising above the entrance hall was created so that the fresh air taken in ascends with the chimney effect and enhances the natural cross ventilation.
Office and atrium areas of the triangular shaped building were clad with transparent façades. Catwalks were placed around the glass surfaces, in order to enable façade maintenance and shading.
A continuous aluminium parapet wrapped around the catwalks like a ribbon was designed to follow altering curvilinear lines referring to the contours of flowing wine inside a glass.
Metallic champagne/white wine color that reflects the sunlight with varying tones throughout the day was chosen for the parapet surface. The aluminium plates were perforated randomly to achieve a pattern resembling metal fermentation tanks used in wine production.
Anthracit color was preferred for all remaining opaque façade elements, in order to empasize the parapet line.
Steel structure was preferred as the load bearing system, in order to enable wider spans between columns, as well as to minimize the construction duration.
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