Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
Design Team: Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Fatih Kariptaş, Emre Erenler, Romain Cadoux, Elmon Pekmez, Özlem Ünkap
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Client: Yapı Endüstri Merkezi
Project Management: Proje Yönetim A.Ş.
Statical Project: Modern Engineering
Mechanical Project: Besa Engineering
Electrical Project: Enkom Engineering
Steel Works: Eksper Demir
Project area: 2,000 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Cemal Emden
Founded and operated by Turkey’s leading designers and architects, the Building Information Centre (YEM) has been serving the building and architectural community for over 40 years with trade shows, technical publications & periodicals, professional development services and other activities. The objective of this project was to design a building that would accommodate these services and highlight YEM’s contribution to the industry over the last 40 years.
With a net usable area of 2000 sqm, a space frame was installed at a height of 6.5m, covering the existing ceiling. The program includes an open office for 120 people, a multi-purpose activities area, rentable meeting rooms, documentation centre, staff canteen, cafeteria and areas for socializing.
Office personnel were grouped together within the open office space depending upon their role. While the office space is not accessible to public, the bookstore and documentation centre are available for public use.
The activities space- conceived of as a multi-purpose open forum- can be converted into a 200 person room with an operable curtain system.
A secondary internal façade system separates the office and activities spaces, creating a more productive working environment.
Silva desks, Me too & SC desk chairs and Kiss panels are used in the office areas; Connect lounge suite are used in rest areas.