The project for the headquarters building for the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication is an expression of our commitment to sustainability and our ambition to produce high-quality design for public buildings. Once completed the building will be the most eco-friendly public building in the country and a new symbol of green government. The building’s glass exterior and brightly lit, spacious interior spaces are designed to represent transparent democracy. Much emphasis is given to accessible design with urban and social integration. The building has a gross floor area of 51,000 m² and consists of three interconnecting blocks. The minister’s office and other VIP areas are located at the jewel-like front block facing the main road. Other offices are located at the high-rise block with the dynamic form. The third block connects the front and the high-rise block used for employee and visitor entrances. Sustainability is the soul of this building. Renewable energy sources are used throughout. The goal is to get LEED Platinum certified. To save energy, passive design through good orientation, natural lighting, heating and cooling is employed. Wind turbines on the rooftop, PV solar panels, solar collectors, tri-generation systems, geothermal energy, grey water and rainwater recycling systems, LED lighting, and daylight sensors are also used in order to make this building a showcase for government’s view towards sustainability.
Architect in Charge: Gül Güven
Design Team: Fatih Erduman - Recep Aygın - İrem Erkan - Ceren Demircan - Nihat Beyoğlu - Görkem İspir - Gülistan Durmaz
Interior Design Team: Zeynep Aydın - Gamze Güven - Figen Zorlu
Location: ÇANKAYA / ANKARA – TURKIYE
Client: Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication
Structural Engineer: Konkan Engineering – Yüksel KONKAN
Mechanical Eng: Ünlü Engineering – Volkan Ünlü
Elektrik Projesi / Elec. Eng: Ram Engineering – Koray Yücesoy
Peyzaj Projesi / Landscape: Promim Project – Selami Demiralp
Structure Consultancy: Prof. Dr. Barış Binici - Doç. Dr. Erdem Canbay – M.E.T.U.
Cost Consultancy: Keskin Engineering // Zafer Keskin
Energy Consultancy: Çakmanus Engineering and Energy // İbrahim Çakmanus
Fire Consultancy: Karina Design Consultancy and Education // Tanju Ataylar
Infrastructure : Diyap Project // Cumhur Zibel
Physical Model: Atelier 78 – Eşref Madanlar
Rendering: Studio Cafer Akdeniz
Graphic Design: Garaj Design // Özgür Özdemircan
Const. Area: 51,000 m²
Site Area: 18.550 m²
Awards: WAF2013 Future Project / Ofice Buildings / Shortlisted
Chicago Athenaeum Museum Green Good Design
International Property Awards – Highly Recommended
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CHICAGO ATHANEUM MUSEUM - GREEN GOOD DESIGN
VEN Architecture has been announced as a winner of 2014 GREEN GOOD DESIGN Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum Of Architecture And Design & The European Centre For Architecture Art Design And Urban Studies.
INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARDS
VEN Architecture has been informed it is among the winners in the European regional stage of the International Property Awards 2014-15 by two of its projects, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Building and Keypark.
WAF 2013 SHORTLIST HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED
Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communication Ministry Building, has been shortlisted within WAF 2013 Singapure, and listed among 7 office buinding.
GREEN GOOD DESIGN ATHENS EXHIBITION
The Ministry Building, rewarded with Green Good Design by Chicago Athenaeum Museum, is on exhibit at Athens Center. The exhibition can be visited from 19th of September to 1st of December.