MERMERLER PLAZA

Istanbul / Turkey / 2016

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It is no secret. Concrete structures sprawl Istanbul’s urban metropolis. For the past decade Istanbul has been an ever expanding construction site. The rise of this so called “concrete jungle” depicts a time of rapid change. Yet during these times, our core studio philosophy has remained the same. Ergün Architecture has long posited a balance between art and utility at the very centre of its’ practice. Mermerler Plaza is a testament to such an objective. This parent-child building duo is located in the Kozyatağı district of Istanbul. The tall wavy glass walls provide a playful contrast to its shorter aluminium enveloped counterpart. In order to preserve the southward looking façade from the sun, the design incorporates randomised tan colored sun blockers made from perforated aluminium sheets. The back façade is made of light grey pre-cast stone which provides a contrasting but balanced look against its neighbouring façades. The individual floor balconies were designed as a green space that could showcase a variety of plants and flowers, but more importantly provide a pleasant, open-air socialising space for employees.

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    It is no secret. Concrete structures sprawl Istanbul’s urban metropolis. For the past decade Istanbul has been an ever expanding construction site. The rise of this so called “concrete jungle” depicts a time of rapid change. Yet during these times, our core studio philosophy has remained the same. Ergün Architecture has long posited a balance between art and utility at the very centre of its’ practice. Mermerler Plaza is a testament to such an objective. This...

    Project details
    • Year 2016
    • Work started in 2013
    • Work finished in 2016
    • Main structure Mixed structure
    • Client MERMERLER HOLDING
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Office Buildings / Business Centers
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