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Building Information Center / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

  • Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team: Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Fatih Kariptaş, Emre Erenler, Romain Cadoux, Elmon Pekmez, Özlem Ünkap
  • Project Management: Proje Yönetim A.Ş.
  • Statical Project: Modern Engineering
  • Client: Yapı Endüstri Merkezi
  • Contractor: E&Ç
  • Mechanical Project: Besa Engineering
  • Electrical Project: Enkom Engineering
  • Steel Works: Eksper Demir
  • Area: 2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden

From the architect. 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.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

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.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

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.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

Silva desks, Me too & SC desk chairs and Kiss panels are used in the office areas; Connect lounge suite are used in rest areas.

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