Garanti Bank Service Building

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Status: Completed

Type: Office

Awards, Nominations: Aga Khan 2013 Adaylığı

Team: Hasan Mingü, Midek Mingü, Cem Sorguç, Tolga Yağlı, Seda Kayalar

Client: Garanti Yatırım Menkul Kıymetler

Construction Area: 3.832 M²

Location: Etiler / İstanbul

Year: 2008 - 2010

Photos: Cemal Emden

Akatlar, formerly a residential area inIstanbul, has begun to contain commercial and office functions recently. Conserving the height and contour, it is the renovation of an existing building built in 1960s. Although it works as an office, morphologically it is similar to a residential building, owing to the surrounding area and various constructive restrictions.

As a result of such restrictions, upper shell is hidden behind the roof parapet for the reason it had to be hip-roof. Side shell is fibre concrete and wood. Existing backyard is transformed into a social outer space and also is an end for the steel firescape attached to the building.