Double success for Tabanlioglu Architects
Firm scoops Mixed-Use Building of the Year at two ceremonies
Tabanlioglu Architects’ striking ESAS Aeropark in Istanbul was recently awarded the title of Mixed-Use Building of the Year at the prestigious LEAF international Awards 2014.
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.
The development 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, the 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 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.
As part of their GCC expansion and adding to their existing project in the UAE, Tabanl?o?lu’s project, the Crystal Towers at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai, which includes residential and hotel units, a shopping mall, restaurants, a beach club, a gym and a modern mosque, is under construction.
Following their Dubai office last year, the company has opened an office in Qatar, where they are also involved in a cultural project.