Oncuoglu Architecture designed the B199, a 74.500 m² mix-use development for Istanbul, Turkey. Inspired by the urban landscape of Istanbul, the project occupies the intersection of the Gultepe and Buyukdere, two districts with different urban patterns. The project is designed to act as a “bridge integrating the spatial discontinuity between two sides of the site.”
More about the B199 after the break.
Conceptually, the project is designed with a spatial and social fluidity in an effort to create an intermediate space to fuse different spaces and social groups. Although the building is designed as high-rise, the project’s main composition is shaped by open terraces on upper floors and social spaces on the lower floors. B199 is designed to offer social gathering spaces, such as gardens located on the shifted roof levels, to raise social interaction. The differentiation of the facades and terraces is designed to optimize sunlight and views of the cityscape.
B199 Istanbul Residences Architecture: Oncuoglu Architecture-Planning Location: Istanbul, Turkey Client: Zorlu Real Estate Architects: Enis Oncuoglu, Onder Kaya, Cem Altinoz, Cumhur Keskinok Project Team: Ozge Ozden, Sibel Konu, Ebru Aras, Fatih Kaplanoglu Landscape Architecture: Promim (Can Kubin) Project Date: 2008 Gross Land Area: 12.700 m² Gross Construction Area: 74.500 m²