Offices Winner: TRI-G by Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects, Istanbul, Turkey
Architect: Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects
Client: Mar Yapi
The triangular plan of this 35,000m2 office building is a reflection of the shape of this former industrial site determined by a heavily trafficked highway. The 14m height of a major traffic viaduct along one boundary of the site fixes the height of the three-floor podium surrounding the base of the building and establishes the entry point for the 30 or so floors of office accommodation above. The basement levels are for parking and commercial spaces including a car showroom.
The judges thought this: ‘An astonishing design which has the makings of a highly recognisable tower on a key airport route. Facades provide variegated contrast which will work distinctively by night as well as by day.’
Project: Dorf Ketal Administration Building
Location: Rajasthan, India
The design of this 3250m2 seven-storey administration building in India’s largest private industrial park resembles a knot, a deliberately symbolic form. It is based on a pinwheel plan with non-conforming floor plans creating the three-dimensional shape. Orientated on the basis
of extreme local environmental conditions, its structure is concrete with Kalzip cladding. The interior is generally lined with timber.
The judges noted how: ‘Architecture provides owner-occupiers with ground identity as well a functional space.’
Project: The Street
Architect: Sanjay Puri
Client: Shree Cement
This office building is designed in response to the extremely hot climate of its location and is planned along the south side
of its triangular site. Instead of a single large block it is composed of five small four-storey blocks allowing more natural light for workers than usual. The landscaped fingers between the blocks serve as wind tunnels facilitating natural ventilation of the spine.
The judges remarked that: ‘Dissecting and re-arranging the standard office block had created a special identity for its occupiers.’
Share an evening with international architects and clients
If you are going to be at MIPIM this year make sure you join us at the annual MIPIM AR Future Projects Awards evening. The dinner is firmly established as the central architecture event of the week in Cannes and is MIPIM’s largest sit-down dinner.
The Future Projects Awards dinner, chaired by Paul Finch, editorial director of the Architectural Review, celebrates new architectural thinking and offers first class hospitality and a perfect opportunity to impress and entertain clients during MIPIM.
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