JDS architects: premier campus office in kagithane, istanbul
JDS architects: premier campus office in kagithane, istanbul JDS architects: premier campus office in kagithane, istanbul
may 02, 2013
JDS architects: premier campus office in kagithane, istanbul


‘premier campus office in kagithane’ by JDS architects, istanbul, turkey
all images courtesy of JDS architects

 

 

 

istanbul is currently undertaking several large scale urban projects aimed at renewing the historic city to a contemporary metropolis of the future,
making it a competitive economic and social force amongst the highest ranked cities in the world. they have recently welcomed JDS architects to
kagithane, an industrial district on the european side of the bosphorus river. the ‘kagithane gardens’ business district and office campus features
gently curved and overlapping gestures – both in plan and section – that carve into the characteristic rolling terrain and mirror the naturally occurring
undulations of the roads and waves that grid the city. by designing the new office and commercial spaces on abstracted peninsular volumes,
the structure opens to the surrounding neighborhoods and offers a dynamic series of public plazas and green terraces for the community.
retail spaces on the ground level spill out onto the outdoor functions, inviting people to take part in the various cultural activities cultivated through
the integrated programmatic elements. the slender profile of the structures also creates an ideal working environment, providing natural lighting
in every space subtly masked by shading louvers and an optimal opportunities for cross ventilation.

 

 


stepped green terraces

 

 


front elevation open to community activities

 

 


rooftop terraces

 

 


rooftop seating

 

 


street level public plazas

 

 


interior lobby

 

 


gym

 

 


spa and swimming pool

 

 


restaurant functions

 

 


office spaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


lounge space

 

 


bird’s eye view

 

 

 

 

 

 


night view

 

 

 

 


model

 

 


public spaces

 

 


street level

 

 

 

full article here

 

 

project info:

 

 

project: commercial         
type: invited competition
size: 100.000 m2
client: feryapi
status: on-going 2013
location: istanbul, turkey
team: db architects, tavusbay-statik, geodinamik, dinamik proje, pozitif proje
jds partner in charge: julien de smedt   
project leader: kamile malinauskaite    
project team: laure vandenbroucke, vincent macris, emily pescod, melike ceyisakar, camille fatier, borna pavicic, kazuya uchida   

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