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Swanke Hayden Connell Architects to design Palladium Tower in Turkey

17 May 2012 (Last Updated May 17th, 2012 18:30)

US-based Swanke Hayden Connell Architects has won a competition to design the Palladium Tower project in Istanbul, Turkey for Tahincioglu Gayrimenkul (Tahincioglu Real Estate).

Palladium Tower, Istanbul, Turkey

US-based Swanke Hayden Connell Architects has won a competition to design the Palladium Tower project in Istanbul, Turkey, for Tahincioglu Gayrimenkul (Tahincioglu Real Estate).

After construction, the Palladium Tower will provide 49,500m² of flexible Grade A office space with floor spaces ranging between 900m² and 1100m², suitable for single and multiple occupants.

Each level of the building will have naturally ventilated landscaped atria to benefit the tenants.

The building will feature a two-storey reception lobby that will be built on a landscaped drop-off area linked to the building’s meeting rooms, as well as fitness, sauna, spa and cafeteria areas.

The external façade of the Palladium Tower has been designed to allow maximum sunlight to office spaces during the day while providing thermal insulation.

Swanke Hayden Connell Architects’ Istanbul unit head Nick Birchall said the tower has been split by the landscaped atria zones into a composition of elegant stacked forms, working with orthogonal geometry to ensure floor plate efficiency and overall building economy.

"Façade colour adds interest and expression, whilst external illumination emphasises the building’s composition at night," Birchall added.

Located on a 1.7ha site in the Kozyatagi business district of Istanbul, the building will be adjacent to the Bosporus Bridge and situated on the crossroads of the E5 and TEM highways.

The project is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2014.


Image: The facade of the Palladium Tower will be designed to provide maximum daylight and thermal insulation. Photo: Swanke Hayden Connell Architects