BINAA: S2OSB Headquarters

— 2016

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© Thomas Mayer

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Entrance Wall

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To give an identity a huge entrance wall and satisfy the need of title "S2OSB". A `custom typography` is applied on this 800cmx800cm wall. The wall is covered with stone divided into 60 pieces,10 in horizontal,6 in vertical; and the letters are cut out in cnc machine on each pieces of stone. Negative spaces of stone pieces is fiiled with metal pieces of baffle ceiling under the canopy and it gives the feeling of baffles turning into letters by diffusing in stone surface.

© Thomas Mayer

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Entrance Wall: Making-Of

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Exterior Wayfinding

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Totems are designed for exterior way finding. It is 2mm metal sheet which is given shape of a trapezoid reminding the identitical element of main buıilding's facade. The letters are cut out on double sides of totems and lighting elements are put inside for the night vision.

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Interior Wayfinding

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S2OSB HQ is a public space serving lots of people during the day and in this sense, way finding becomes an another important issue working with inteior design of the building. To design proper way finding elements, interior space has been anaylized and mapped. Human circulation flow which we acquired from datas, gave us the most strategic positions where we can place element designed. Thus, typographical studies- which have been designed based on reading distance, user profile and eye perception,-became a functional and aesthetical tool of interior design.

Situated in the Sakarya region—some 170 km east of Istanbul, in Turkey’s Hinterland--S2OSB is a pioneering management building, headquarters and conference hall, of our client, Sakarya 2nd Industrial District’s Board of CEO’s. Uniting the vision of their management and engineering teams, it is also an iconic structure in the area, engaging people into a new way of looking.

The façade is very important in triggering these questions. The façade is the interplay between exterior and interior; it opens one world into another. The envelope is how a building performs, how it expresses itself, similarly to how a garment makes a fashion statement: it is the building’s character. S2OSB’s façade expresses not only the building’s character but also its function.