GARANTI BANK TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS _ Pendik, İstanbul _ Turkey
"Garanti Bank connected us to build a technology campus on the land of an old chemical plant on the road linking E-5 and TEM highways in Pendik. The design was mainly determined by the land’s proximity to the naturally preserved areas around Sabiha Gökçen Airport and green areas around involving shanty houses. Enabling the feel of natural landscape in the building was one of the main decisions in beginning of the design process. The main idea of the project was providing the maximum flexibility to working spaces by collecting in single block, which has an outlook stressing the advanced technology.
The office block that settling on the ground at certain points and rising is located on artificial hills that are sheltering an auditorium, cafeterias, lounges and data centres.
Despite the chaotic outlook of the highways and housing around, it's aimed for making employees to encounter a new environment who are entering the building from a façade that is uniting a few materials with a peaceful composition. The campus programme includes three main sections; a 53,500 m2-open office, a 16,000 m2-auditorium, a 72,500 m2-parking area, cafeterias, common spaces, archive, and service areas.
Fitting the whole programme into a single block, the flexible design can adapt potential new circumstances, including alterations between departments. Inner courtyards of the block are enabling to receive daylight and to build a visual relationship with green fields on the ground floors."
products installed: Raised Access Floors
› Fully Steel Encapsulated Panels with Calcium Sulphate Core _ dimension 600x600x31 mm.
surface: 35.000 sqm
This panels has recently obtained the best fire resistance performance available in the international market of
REI 60 minutes ( this means more than two hours resistance to fire ).
Also recently another strategic certificate of fire reaction A1 – Incombustible.