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One & Ortakoy: A Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex in Istanbul

Posted By e_meliss On March 8, 2010 @ 5:15 pm In Architecture,Design,Green Building,Green Roof,Landscape Architecture,Sustainable Design Organizations | No Comments

Inhabitat reader e_meliss [1] tells us that Global Architectural Development [2] (GAD) is on its way to constructing a mixed-use complex [3] that will be a reflection of technology, sustainability and aesthetics in Istanbul. Dubbed the “One & Ortakoy,” this project is under construction in the neighborhood of Ortakoy [4].  The developers have planned two buildings – one which will be designated for residential purposes while the second will be reserved for commercial use. Positioned right next to an enchanting hillside location, the project will be a major step toward improvement of the area.


A sequence of experimental strategies inspired by contextual elements have been used for the development of this project’s structure and organization. The architects aim to build recreational playgrounds on the roofs [6] of both the buildings. These beautiful green roofs [7] will not only blend the structures with the existing topography [8], but will also provide benefits for the environment. Both buildings will feature a natural stone façade, and this soft skin will tie in nicely with the natural hillside setting [9].

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[1] e_meliss: http://www.inhabitat.com/author/e_meliss/

[2] Global Architectural Development: http://gadarchitecture.com/

[3] mixed-use complex: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/11/02/ko-bogen-dusseldorfs-green-roofed-city-center/

[4] Ortakoy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ortak%C3%B6y

[5] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/08/one-ortakoy-a-sustainable-mixed-use-complex-in-istanbul/one_ortakoy-06/

[6] recreational playgrounds on the roofs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/12/06/sydney-plans-to-green-the-citys-roofs/

[7] green roofs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/19/new-heden-by-kjellgren-kaminsky-architects/

[8] blend the structures with the existing topography: http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php?s=green+roof

[9] nicely with the natural hillside setting: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/12/gary-nevilles-zero-carbon-underground-home/

[10] READ MORE >: http://gadarchitecture.com/one-ortakoy.html

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