Information Commercialization Center (ICC)

Category: Office
Location: Istanbul
Project Date: 2021
Client: Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Area: 20.000 m²
Team: Aydan Volkan, Selim Cengiç, Erhan Yıldız, Gülsev Özbelen Tombuloğlu, Melih Buğra Bıyık, Ozan Çelik   Structural Engineering: K25 Yapı   Electrical Engineering: ERK Proje   Mechanical Engineering: Çilingiroğlu Engineering  

Information Commercialization Center (ICC), located on the entrance of the Golden Horn on the historical peninsula of Istanbul, is a structure designed to fit the information age and digital revolution of the 21st century.

At the core of the design are concepts of transparency, fluidity, and flexibility. The aim is to create an inspiring and functional working environment for users.

Inspired by the courtyards of historical caravanserais, an open-air public space provides an area for both commerce and communication. The entrance of KCC is equidistant from Reşadiye and Yalıköşkü streets, offering easy access.

The structure shell, adapting to the historical environment with reflective surfaces, presents a modern aesthetic while respecting the historical texture.

Interconnected, fluid, and transparent volumes encourage interaction among users and facilitate the flow of information. The spatial organization, compatible with the digital age, is flexible and adaptable to future needs.

The Transparent Amphitheater, where users can give presentations and receive training, is an environment that encourages information sharing and learning.

On the rooftop terrace, a track and green spaces overlooking Istanbul are designed for users to relax and enjoy the city.

The KCC is a structure designed with the experience of the past and the data of today, inspiring 21st-century knowledge entrepreneurs and providing a new meeting point for the region.