Building Information Center (YEM)

Building Information Center, Erginoğlu & Çalışlar
Construction year: 2008
Address: Fulya Mahallesi, Yeşilçimen Sokağı No:12, 34360 Şişli/İstanbul | ISTANBUL | Turkey
Latitude/Longitude: 41.056715, 28.998408

Founded and operated by Turkey’s leading designers and architects, the Building Information Center (YEM) has been serving the building and architectural community for over 40 years with trade shows, technical publications & periodicals, professional development services and other activities. Our aim was to design a building that would accommodate these services and highlight YEM’s contribution to the industry over the last 40 years.

With a net usable area of 2000m2, a space frame was installed at a height of 6.5m, covering the existing ceiling. The program includes an open office for 120 people, a multi-purpose activities area, rentable meeting rooms, documentation centre, staff canteen, cafeteria and areas for socializing.

Office personnel were grouped together within the open office space depending upon their role. While the office space is not accessible by the public, the bookstore and documentation centre are available for public use.

The activities space- conceived of as a multi-purpose open forum- can be converted into a 200 person room with an operable curtain system.

A secondary internal facade system separates the office and activities spaces, creating a more productive working environment.

Silva desks, Me too & SC desk chairs and Kiss panels used in the office areas; Connect lounge suite used in rest areas.

Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar
Photographs: Cemal Emden

Design Team:
İ. Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar
Fatih Kariptaş, Emre Erenler, Elmon Pekmez, Özlem Ünkap, Romain Cadoux
Client: Yapı Endüstri Merkezi
Address: Fulya/ Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Project Date: 2008
Enclosed Area: 2000m2
Construction Type: Steel

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