The Architizer A+ Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products and one was won by Yazgan Design with its project OIZ Office. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful design in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. Imagine your best work in front of a global audience of 400+ million.
With this addition to their list of awards and accolades, Yazgan Design continues to show its commitment to design innovation and strives to expand its presence both locally and globally by delivering exceptional design ideas and solutions to their clients.
OIZ Office serves for the Aerospace Specialized Organized Industrial Zone’s administrative personnel and board of directors, in Ankara, Turkey.
What generates the design and organizes the program is the idea of integrating nature into the work environment. Therefore, the spaces are arranged in programmatic clusters that are integrated with inner gardens. The gardens make sure that natural light reaches every corner within the building, blurring the distinction between inside and outside in a way. Each office table has an inner garden on one edge. While separated physically with horizontal inner gardens, thus achieving ideal dimensions and clear divisions for different functions; visual continuity is maintained through transparency.
A dynamic interior is achieved through including nature into design. The effect of the seasonal changes can be observed in many different ways like the illumination of the snow into the interior or the ever-changing shadows of the trees in a day. The courtyards also ensure natural ventilation in the building.
The clusters are organized as such: conference hall and meeting hall cluster, a cluster of offices for different departments, VIP rooms cluster, and cafeteria cluster. The depth of the clusters is utilized in such a way that the areas that do not require natural light, such as services and conference hall, are located either at the central core or inner edge in order not to hinder the relationship between the spaces and gardens. A continuous slab unites the clusters underneath and creates a free-flowing interior plaza that accommodates a small cafe, seating areas, and the foyer of the conference hall.
The structural system of the building has been solved in a design-oriented manner; the columns and beams that carry the roof are joined as frames so that they can be turned into urban furniture/seating benches serving the building users.
About Yazgan Design Architecture > www.yazgandesign.com
Founded in 2003 by Kerem Yazgan and Begum Yazgan, both Ph.D. Architects, Yazgan Design Architecture Inc. is an architectural, interior, landscape, and graphic design firm based in Ankara, Turkey. With an experienced staff of architects, landscape designers, technical draftsmen, graphic designers, and IT experts, the company has signed on to many architectural, interior design, and landscape projects. With over 8.000.000 square meters in total projects located in both Turkey and a number of other countries, the portfolio of Yazgan Design Architecture continues to grow and diversify. The company has the capacity to create projects of different programs and scales that cover conceptual, design development, and construction phases. Mixed-use buildings, retail, hotel, residential, office, educational buildings, hospitals, cultural centers, airports, and sports complexes are some of the building typologies that comprise the company portfolio.
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Land Area: 71.287 m²
Client: Ankara Aerospace Specialized Industrial Zone
Project date: 2018-2020
Total Construction Area: 6.293 m²
Total Landscape Area: 63.346 m²
Architecture, Interior and Landscape design: Yazgan Design Architecture
3D Image Credits: Ivabox, Yazgan Design Architecture
Structural Project: TG Project
Mechanical Project: GMD Engineering
Electrical Project: EMP Engineering