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Esas Aeropark in Istanbul

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updated 11 Sep 2015 ; 14 Oct 2014

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Esas Aeropark in Istanbul

Esas Aeropark in Istanbul
photograph : Murat Germen

The site is located at the Asian side of Istanbul, between two parallel roads, one being the highway to Istanbul’s second international airport Sabiha Gökçen. The main construction consists of 2 separate blocks with 7 and 9 floors, respective to the site topography. Besides the office and residential floors, the anchor of the building is Pegasus Airlines.

Esas Aeropark in Istanbul

Esas Aeropark in Istanbul
photographs : Murat Germen

Above the Pegasus’ office, which has a direct entrance at the street level, there are office floors of the ESAS. The uppermost floors of the rear building are designed as residential units between 60 to 120 sqms, designed to be rented by airline professionals and long-term visitors. The facing building is let for other offices. Soft curves of each two building, location of spaces and their connection arcs create an elegant flow; the major reason of the form comes from the idea of breaking the strong north-east wind. Positioning of the two building is relative to the movement of the sun, and grant optimum daylight for both masses.

Esas Aeropark in Istanbul

Esas Aeropark in Istanbul
photographs : Murat Germen

Curvilinear parallel facades of the two buildings produce a semi-sheltered, 20 meters wide pedestrian link that forms an integral part of the network of neighborhood connections. Small cafés as meeting places, not only for the direct users but also for local people, take place on the passage.

Esas Aeropark in Istanbul Esas Aeropark in Istanbul
photos : Murat Germen

Beside balconies and terraces, each of the buildings has high atriums with open roofs that grant natural air and optimum daylight at interiors. At the ground floors, these atriums serve as patios to meet and relax. The roof of Pegasus is designed as a roof garden that is located in front of the communal area of the residential floors, housing gym and the spa.

Esas Aeropark in Istanbul
photo : Murat Germen

One of the attraction points of the modest complex is the “simulation zone” which is located below ground at the upper elevation; having transparent glass openings on top, the curious passer-bys are welcome to take a look at. Conceptually the building is a permeable and transparent workspace with the choice of visibility and interaction with the existing surroundings.

Esas Aeropark in Istanbul

Esas Aeropark in Istanbul
images : Thomas Mayer

Esas Aeropark in Istanbul – Building Information

Esas Aeropark, İstanbul, 2010 – 2013
Client: EAG
Architect: Murat Tabanlıoğlu & Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu
Team: Murat Cengiz, Çağrı Akay, Seray Öztürk, Selçuk Güllü, Gökhan Çatıkkaş, Aybala Öz, Ayşe Sevig, Mine Alsinevi, Kaan Keleş, Melis Selis
General Coordinator: Mustafa Doğaner
Structural Engineer: Denge
Site Manager: Murat Ayyıldız
Mechanical Engineer: Dinamik
Electrical Engineer: Öneren
Main Contractor: EAG Turizm Ticaret
Steel Works: Aks Engineering
Aluminium Facade Cladding: Arte
Site Area: 10.308 m2
Construction Area: 55.359 sqm

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