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Project: "Ostim Eco-Park Technology Development Center"
Company:ONZ architects
Designer(s): Onat Öktem - Zeynep Öktem - Okan Can - Esat Can Meker, Turkey
Category: Architecture Categories, Professional
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Entry Description: The primary design decision in Ostim Eco-Park was to create a pleasant sharing space for its users with minimum interference to the nature. The project, designed in the intersection of man-made and natural, aims to leave most of the site to the green therefore the hill in the site is used for housing offices, conference and workshop spaces in terraces underneath the green texture. The building situated on the south of the site is designed as a landmark for the area and is in close contact with the terrace structures in different levels. The terrace buildings offer a working environment intertwined with nature while the large spaces in front of them provide a suitable place for a wide range of activities like workshops or sustainability experiments. Ostim Eco-Park project incorporates various sustainable features in its design as well as measures for improved lighting, ventilation, heating, visual comfort and indoor air quality to ensure user satisfaction and efficacy.

About the Designer/Company
ONZ Architects is a young innovative office, founded in 2007, based in Ankara-Turkey. As a multidisciplinary office, we create projects in various scales; from architecture to town planning and urban design. We believe that no architectural implementation is possible detached from its context. Our transdisciplinary network increases our capability to enter complex conditions and move our understanding beyond the limits of geographical borders. In recent years ONZ Architects has won several awards in national and international architecture and urban design competitions. The office values participation in consciously selected projects indispensably essential in establishing ambitious collaborations and in offering the highest quality solution to undertaken project. We believe a better world is attainable through architecture. That is why we embody the most suitable sustainable features in our designs, make academic researches on the subject and negotiate with authorities for a more respectful use of the earth’s resources. In addition to realizing projects, in order to broadly share and promote the architectural discipline, the office curates and organizes exhibitions and workshops with international contributors, under the name of “Creative Initiative”. Moreover the founders often work as part-time instructors and guest jury-members in prominent universities in Turkey.