The YDA Center is situated at a point near one of the two main arteries of the city where a rapidly growing number of offices, residences and universities take place. The site is not only in the middle of business, recreation, shopping but also located at the intersection of public transport stations of underground light railway, subway and bus services. The entire complex has a total construction area of ​​356.000 m².

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Premium Project in two categories

'Best Office Building' & 'Best Architectural Design'

The project is composed of three main spaces; "Urban Plaza", " Office", "Park ", and an "Urban Void" to link those spaces.


The buildings in the complex are located at the periphery of the land. An Urban Plaza is designed at the center that provides transition between metro stations, commercial and retail spaces, office blocks entrances, cafes, exhibition spaces, multipurpose open performance areas and green spaces. Containing numbers of courtyards and connecting streets at different levels, Urban Plaza provides access to neighboring spaces and to the Park located at the southern part of the site. 

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An 'Urban Void' is also designed along the main axis which is perpendicular to the 'the urban plaza', 'the office' and 'the park'. The void is under the big arc below the office block and provide a big cubic opening without any columns with 35m. height and 24m. width. The urban void is opening to the residential area on the south and connects the region to the public transport stations and the public facilities. The void has also a central conic cavity which is open on both sides while connecting the lower plaza where street musicians, artists and performers welcome the citizens exiting from the light rail station, and the sky above. It will create a different feeling for the one who will look up, and will be surprised to see the sky in the heart of an urban block.

The Void

The Office is designed by considering the commercial and public potentials of the area. The design of the Office combines the vertical and horizontal office typologies, thus creates a 'High Flat Office' typology. By offering terraces, panoramic elevators and social activity spaces at different levels, the Office forms multi-dimensional relationships with its surroundings in an urban level. The building is formed by taking references from neighbouring buildings, combining the tower on the eastern side, and triangle shaped slightly curved tower on the other side, with an urban void at the center of the building. At the highest point of the building, a Roof Restaurant is located with the panaromic view of the city.

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"The Park" is located at the southern part of the site, with 13.000 m² total landscape area. The park provides restaurant and cafe space, a kindergarden, an open concert and performance area and a parking garage underground. With its unique program, it offers solution to the parking problem of the area while serving as an urban activity space for citizens. The parking is connected to the lower Plaza through a tunnel under the road.

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The YDA Center complex open itself to the city of Ankara on many different dimensions with its variable spaces and introduce a spatially, visually and socially vibrant urban space.



Location                                                 Ankara, Turkey

Land Area                                               88.000 m²


                                                                                YDA Construction




Total Construction Area                            370.000 m²

Total Landscape Area                               35.000 m²


Architectural Project                                Yazgan Design Architecture

Interior Design Project                             Yazgan Design Architecture

3D Image Credits                                    Lifang, Yazgan Design Architecture

Structural Project                                    Taylan Karabey-Ercan Akman Engineering, Veni Engineering

Mechanical Project                                   GMD Engineering

Electrical Project                                     RAM Engineering

Landscape Design Project                         Yazgan Design Architecture


Acoustical Design Consultant                    Prof. Dr. Mehmet Çalışkan - Mezzo Studio Architectural Acoustics

Fire Consultant                                        Alara Project

Lighting Design Consultant                       Naveen Mehling - Compact Promotion

Facade Consultant                                   Priedemann

Soil Works Consultant                              Kilci Engineering

Traffic Consultant                                    2A Group


                                                             Yunus Özkazanç, Gürkan Akay, Kerem Yazgan, Aylin Köse 


                                                                            2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF) - Finalist in ‘Office-Future’ Category 

                                                             2017 International Property Awards - Award Winner in ‘Office-Architecture’ Category

                                                             2017 Sign of the City Awards - Premium Project in 'Best Office Building' 

                                                             2017 Sign of the City Awards - Premium Project in 'Best Architectural Design' 

                                                             2018 The Plan Award 2018 - 'Office & Business' Category Winner



                                                    İnşaat & Yatırım, October 2017

                                                    Capital, December 2017



                                                    Hürriyet Ankara, November 2017

                                                    Milliyet Ankara, November 2017

                                                    Habertürk Ankara, November 2017

                                                    Sabah Ankara, November 2017

                                                    Yeni Şafak, November 2017

                                                    Posta Ankara, November 2017

                                                    Türkiye, November 2017

                                                    Son Saat, November 2017