Maslak Square Istanbul Building, Turkish Commercial Tower Development, Turkey Modern Architecture Photos
Maslak Square in Istanbul
12 Jan 2022
Design: HPP Architekten
Location: Istanbul, Western Turkey
Photos by Cemal Emden
Maslak Square, Istanbul Building Design
Just a few years after completing the 26-storey, internationally award-winning AND Tower in Istanbul, HPP Architects is now delivering the city a new landmark. The building ensemble for the client Kapital Real Estate Development comprises two crystalline volumes of differing heights which will stand in the central business district of Maslak, making a previously inaccessible commercial site available for public use again.
The up and coming district of Maslak in Istanbul is a typical converted area whose significance is steadily increasing with the influx of international service companies. The design of this new building with its two separate towers will create an appealing passageway as an ideal route across the premises for residents and visitors.
The planned utilisation of the ground floor will ensure added value for the area: a market hall with surrounding green spaces will provide an attractive canvas for urban living. The entrances and foyers of the offices will be located on the first floor level. “The Maslak Square project is a typical urban repair. An area that has been cut off from the life of the city for decades is becoming an urban catalyst”, says Gerhard G. Feldmeyer, Senior Partner at HPP.
The two parts of the building with their differing heights blend perfectly into the lively topography of the city district and are linked to one another by three fully glazed bridges. The blocks can be used separately or by a single tenant. The two towers have different aspects, creating multiple connections to the city environment and consciously avoiding a “back” to the building. The trapezoid recesses stretching through multiple storeys reinforce the distinctive geometry of the building ensemble. Seen from above, the ensemble and its two glass canopies form a perfect square – hence the project name “Maslak Square”.
“The building has been designed to make the best possible use of natural light and natural ventilation in order to ensure sustainable use of resources”, explains Bugrahan Sirin, Partner and Office Director in Istanbul, who is managing this project. The two tower sections, set opposite one another a little distance apart, offer protection from prevailing winds as well as providing shade.
In addition, the vertical, contoured façade elements reduce the impact of direct sunlight and protect against overheating. Behind the perforated outline are panels that can be opened, giving users the option of individual ventilation. The materials and products selected for the construction and development are environmentally friendly, durable and recyclable. The building has been awarded LEED gold certification.
Maslak Square in Istanbul, Turkey – Building Information
Client: Kapital Gayrimenkul Yatırım Geliştirme
ve İşletmeciki A.Ş.
Büyükdere Cad. Uso Center 245/15
Maslak 34398 İstanbul Turkey
Architect: HPP International Turkey Mimarlık ve Danışmanlık Hizm.Ltd.Şti.
Senior Partner: Gerhard G. Feldmeyer
Partner: Bugrahan Sirin
Certification: LEED Gold
GFA above ground: 41.400 sqm
GFA under ground: 35.000 sqm
GFA total: 76.400 sqm
Floors: 11 above ground, 6 underground
Start of construction: 2017
HPP Architects is one of Europe’s leading architectural partnerships with a full range of architec¬tural and master planning services. Since its foundation by Professor Hentrich, the 4th generation of HPP partnership today includes a global team of more than 25 nationalities and 450 architects, engineers, urban designers and specialists. Today it comprises 13 offices including 8 regional offices in Germany and 5 international branches in Turkey, China and Netherlands.
Among the most famous projects in the company’s history are the Dreischeibenhaus and the Vodafone Campus in Düsseldorf. Most recently, the L’Oréal Deutschland Headquarters in Düsseldorf, the 258m high Shenzhen North Station Huide Tower and the mixed-use quarter AND Pastel Istanbul were completed. Among others, the mixed-use quarter FOUR Frankfurt, realised jointly with UNStudio, the Alibaba Campus in Hangzhou, the vertical office campus Eclipse and the timber hybrid office building The Cradle are currently under construction.
Photography: HPP Architects / Photo: Cemal Emden
Maslak Square, Istanbul Building images / information received 120122 from HPP Architekten
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
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