LOCATION / Ankara
PROJECT AREA / 5.500 m²
PROJECT DATE / 2008
PROJECT TYPE / Architecture + Interiors
PROJECT STATUS / Built
Located in Ankara, Turkey, the “Garanti Bank Regional Headquarters” has been designed as an ecological green building. The building consists of 15 floors, 8 above and 7 below the ground. The main criteria in the design process was sustainability and energy conservation. A double facade system has been designed on the south and east facing sides. In winter the hot air forming in the buffer zone (the area between the interior and exterior facade) will be used to support the building heating system and in summer the hot air in the buffer zone will be evacuated with the help of movable glass louvers which will also be used for solar shading and natural ventilation.
The buffer zone is accessible from the work zones and it will be used as relaxing area for the employees and it also helps the sound insulation from outside.
The other environmentally conscious systems in the project are heat pumps, rain water collection and storage system, green roof and photo voltaic panels which provide the electricity for the exterior lighting of the building.