SUMMA OFFICE BUILDING HQ

SUMMA, one of Turkey’s major international construction companies, purchased this site, which was a practically derelict structure, at the end of 2012, taking a decision to move closer to the Central Business District in Levent Strangely, although it is very near the CBD, currently new buildings are not allowed in this area, pending a wider urban plan for the region, therefore SUMMA’s only choice was to make earthquake proofing additions to the existing building structure, along with “maintenance” improvements which are allowed under the regulations. This meant that for all intents and purposes we were obliged to think of this as a new building, but with a predestined structural grid and floor-to-floor heights.

CLIENT

SUMMA

SECTOR

Office

LOCATION

Turkey, Istanbul

YEAR

2014

DRAWINGS