Aca Su Building
Turkey

These apartments are at the forefront of an urban transformation to reduce the number of earthquake-prone buildings in an area of Istanbul that is within distance of both the new and old areas of the city and becoming more popular. During the design phase, all aspects of construction had been discussed with local residents. On a sloping site, it is composed of two blocks comprising 68 apartments of varying sizes over six floors, serviced with an underground car park, a gymnasium and a pool. Both blocks, fitting well in the townscape, were designed with irregular sets of windows recessed because of the afternoon sun and surfaces were clad to reduce the severity of these effects.


Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Location
22a Gürsel Sokak, Turkey
Associated Names
Events
2014
Dimensions
2,323 m²
Variant Names
Aca Su Building
Building Usages
apartment building
residential
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee