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Yapi Kredi Bank Academy / TEGET

  • 01:00 - 8 December, 2009
Yapi Kredi Bank Academy / TEGET
Yapi Kredi Bank Academy / TEGET, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architect

    TEGET Architectural Office
  • Principals

    Mehmet Kutukcuoglu, Ertug Ucar
  • Design Team

    Alev Dagli, Mert Ucer, Tuberk Altuntas, Hande Koksal
  • Project Management

    Alev Akin
  • Client

    Yapı Kredi Bank. Represented by: Paolo Mistrorigo
  • Graphics And Object Designs

    Meric Kara
  • Area

    9500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. The Academy Building by TEGET Architects is an addition to the already existing banking center designed by British Architect, John McAslan. As an addition, the new building is not simply in continuity with the conglomerate of the existing 10 cubes; but rather an abstract statement of its own using the main complex as a backdrop. It introduces a focal point to an otherwise non-hierarchical organization via a pair of scaleless copper beams extending out to the landscape.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

The program is the academy, the gate for the bank, where new comers will be educated as well as the ‘in-service’ employees. A composition of classrooms, social areas and meeting rooms. It is handled in a straight forward manner as the pair of copper bars are allocated for education whereas the central void for socializing.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

It is just another street attached to the street network of the complex; this time an oblique one.

The two program beams, stemming from the complex, stretches out on the plane of a missing cube, cannot be stopped and cantelevers as topography drops. They are covered by stretched copper panels as the outer layer of the facade, stripping it off from any hint of scale. Due to the stretching process, each panel has a doublefold direction from left to right. Making use of it, the panels are checkered with rotations to create the pixelation effect. The double facade controls excessive light in the classrooms. Overall, it is opaque from outside during the day, ambiguous in twilight, transparent in the evening.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

The central space is treated as an autonomous strip clearly distinguished from outside. Here, the copper peels off, and is replaced by translucent movable fabrics in institutional colors. The interior facade begins earlier and stops before the copper bars. The roof and the facade is sealed with transparent air cushions, ETFE. The void is further accentuated, pushing the feeling of vertigo, by a series of suspended social spaces and their alternative circulation made of steel and glass, filtering light to the street level. The ground, out of concrete, facilitates another level of social life, with volcanoes providing light to the conference room below, water, giant stairs leading to the canteen which turns out to be an informal odeon, and a wood deck as a lounge.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
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Marcos Aquino · February 16, 2012

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JVB Architects · February 16, 2012
Banka Kredileri · October 16, 2011

wonderful building

Jn ntn · March 04, 2010

Why there is no interior photos looking outside trough the cooper facade... is it because it looks like kind of claustrophobic, like a jail, or maybe it's dark.... or more simple, it's just unrelevant and nothing to be conceited.

nurdane y?ld?r?m · February 14, 2010

really modern and detail is considered.This would also suit us.

sevim · February 13, 2010

Nice building and Training Center.

orkun akp?nar · February 12, 2010

This is an elegant example of a simple concept modified with by lighting scale and color. The designers did a nice job of choosing materials that would accent the buildings and make a statement on a prominent site. excellent job
I think very very a great design

Gulperi Tekgul · February 12, 2010

Binan?n güzelli?i içine girince dahada iyi anla??l?yor. Gerçekten güzel bir bina

wartian · February 11, 2010

anyone know the supplier of this copper panel that can change from opaque to transparent..!?

me · February 11, 2010

This is an elegant example of a simple concept modified with by lighting scale and color. The designers did a nice job of choosing materials that would accent the buildings and make a statement on a prominent site. excellent job

canan · February 11, 2010

Nice building and Training Center.
I work in the building.

Kenan · February 10, 2010

E?itim, kültür, sanat, mizah, tarih ne ararsan nezih ve ?effaf..en iyi yap?tlar aras?nda zirveye oynar.

Bryan · February 04, 2010

I work in banking from the academy in October.
I think a great design. Convenient, colorful ...
People will take you to the university year.
Thanks to everyone

zafer · February 04, 2010

saying copy-paste, this is not became a critic.
there is two cube connected with the bridges. after a short research, everyone can easily find numerous examples. that's not the point.
i'm sure, the designers could not use the radic's exterior material because of it's value otherwise they've done with it(!). what a pity.

Michael · January 20, 2010

Holy cow! Someone built a sandcrawler!

http://www.metropolismag.com/p...

S.Bora Ergun · January 29, 2010 09:44 PM

You hit the nail on the head !!

According to rumours getting round the Yapi Kredi Bank Academy is considering an agreement with an university to graduate Associate Diploma in Banking.

BUT REMEMBER... about the appearance

Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the heart...

Arzu · December 13, 2009

yeah it looks like Civic Center of Concepcion on the exterior but two blocks joining with a tube is not a huge discovery of Smilijan Radic! i guess there are thousands of buildings in this shape. and plus the "existing 10 cubes" almost eager to have such a pop out of the ground to get rid of the monotony they have. The interior makes a difference. i really liked the lighting. charmfull ambience at the interior. I really liked the light colors on ETFE. overall my rating is 4/5

wartian · February 03, 2010 10:14 PM

'...two blocks joining with a tube is not a huge discovery of Smilijan Radic! i guess there are thousands of buildings in this shape...'

i agree with u!this composition of geometries is not something that will 'wow'!

Carlos · December 13, 2009

haha

didn't notice the first time, but it's true!

a Smiljan Radic rip-off

rodrigo · December 09, 2009

this is a copy/paste of Smiljan Radic's project for the Civic Center of Concepcion, Chile except in exterior materials

Albert · May 29, 2013 11:58 AM

except in exterior materials, interior materials, use, layout of the central area, lightning, colors...
but if (and it's a huge if) you were right and it was a copy-paste, I'd say the copy greatly improved the original

diego · December 09, 2009 05:11 PM

agree with that

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