LOFT TERRACE [Invited Competition1st Prize]
The 87.000 sqm. Loft Terrace sits along the constantly developing Eskisehir Highway in the heart of Ankara. Set at a fair distance from the very busy Eskisehir highway, Loft Terrace is a mixed use complex with a predominantly residential program. The Loft Terrace is configured by terracing the floors and rising towards one corner of the site. It is composed of a terraced base, modular retail elements, and several terraced blocks.
The Loft Terrace complex is divided into three zones which move from a public to private gradient. Zone 1 includes retail spaces with supermarkets, furniture/decoration stores, and a luxury automotive showroom. Zone 2 is reserved for social spaces and ‘home-office’ style residences. Zone 3 is strictly composed of student residences.
The overall design of the complex is based on the idea of modularity, variety, terracing, and level changes. In order to provide natural lighting and a variety of spaces at the base of the complex, several courtyards at different levels and skylights have been incorporated in the design.
The idea of modularity and terracing in the residential portion of the complex provide for a very dynamic and unique façade. Each unit box-like frame extends at different distances, creating a variety of vistas and a sense of privacy. Terracing along the sides of the blocks create a sense of movement upward while generating different unit typologies.
Materiality plays a key role the overall design of the complex. The use of warm tones and natural elements like wood and local stones create an inviting atmosphere.
Loft Terrace provides an alternative solution to the increasing demands of a growing population in the already saturated urban fabric of the city of Ankara, Turkey.
Location Eskişehir Road, Ankara, Turkey
Land Area 16.400 m²
Total Construction Area 91.700 m²
Architectural Project Yazgan Design Architecture
3D Image Credits RJ Models
Structural Project Taylan Karabey-Ercan Akman Engineering
Mechanical Project STM Engineering
Electrical Project RAM Engineering
Infrastructure Project MPK Engineering
Landscape Design Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Fire Consultant Perspektif
2016, Invited Competition - 1st Prize
2018, World Architecture Community Awards 27th Cycle Selected Project for WAA