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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


                                                                                MCT Construction




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

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