Located in Fulya, a central district in İstanbul, Day Plaza is a mixed-use building with five floors of office and commercial spaces, 80 apartments of different sizes, a fitness + spa, and four floors of underground parking with a 120-car capacity.
Our main challenge was that the building permit required the building to be designed as a 56 m X 15 m box. Because the site has a 30-meter level difference between the front and the back, this meant designing a facade 56m wide and 50m high. Throughout the design process, the main consideration was to implement horizontal lines to play down the height of the building.
There is a distinction between the commercial and the residential floors in terms of facade design. The lower facade with the office floors offers clean lines while the upper facade with the residential floors is fragmented into smaller proportions to adapt to the smaller interior spaces and blend with the scale of the surrounding morphology.
November 22, 2019