Client: Yapı Kredi Bank Date: 2009- 2011 Location : Gebze/ Kocaeli Construction Area : 15.500 m²
The ACCR Building has been built in the campus of Yapi Kredi Bank Operational Center in Gebze. The building -named by its programs (Archive) on basement floor, (Call Center) ground floor and (Restaurant) first floor- is a prism of 75×30 meters. Its total area is approximately 15.000 sqm. Ten percent of this area consists of corridors, bridges, halls and entrance areas – connecting to the existing system tightly- and sports center, public spaces and courtyards on that program.
ACCR buildingís plain prismatic construction is covered with stainless steel panels. The facade integrates with the uninterrupted grass park on the ground and the sky on the eaves by those panels.The building with its dimming contours becomes transparent at the corner where the new entrance is located. At the same time, this opening is the beginning of the movement separates the restaurant canopy from the prism.
The call center is connected with the existing system by a restrained way. It is like an inner campus with its 600 people population. Thatís why it has its own entrance, courtyards, public spaces and a direct connection to the restaurant.
As a huge spacious glasshouse, the restaurant gets skylight through light-structured roof design The Restaurant is also connected to the campus by a slope from the lower level to upper level where the sports center is located on. It opens to a terrace to the west where 4000 people can eat , and looks to a huge garden to the south. There is a terrace with a green field panorama, which is like a huge eating hall with 4000 people capacity.