Tabanlioğlu Architects’ striking ESAS Aeropark in Istanbul
Tabanlioğlu Architects’ striking ESAS Aeropark in Istanbul was recently awarded the title of’ ‘mixed-use building of the year’ at the LEAF international Awards 2014.
Honouring the most recent global architectural projects, the ceremony took place in October, 2014 at the Swissotel in Düsseldorf.
The ESAS Aeropark was also honoured the same title at the International Property Awards held in London where they won in the regional and national categories.
Perfectly illustrating Tabanlioğlu Architects’ values, the ESAS Aeropark in Istanbul, Turkey is located at the Asian side of Istanbul, at Kurtkoy. The main construction consists of two separate structures with seven and nine floors, respectively. With a mix of offices, residential and commercial space, this building’s bold curvilinear flowing glazed facades reach out and embrace the exterior. Blocks are positioned to provide shelter from the north east wind and optimize sunlight and daylight and continuous transparent glazed facades at ground floor offer visual interest connecting both the public and private realms of the building. The remarkable ESAS Aeropark looks like two elongated capsules, their soft curves and connecting arcs creating an elegant flow.
The 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 neighbourhood connections. Small cafés act as meeting places, not only for the direct users but also for local people. Besides balconies and terraces, each of the buildings have high atriums with open roofs that grant natural air and optimum daylight to the interiors. On 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 a gym and the spa.
Images courtesy of the architects
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