Zeytinburnu Houses

Category: Residential/Mixed
Location: Istanbul
Project Date: 2017
Client: Sitar Construction
Area: 26,000 m²
Team: Aydan Volkan, Selim Cengiç, Onur Arat, Begüm Alyemiş, Adnan Eser

Sitar Yapi Zeytinburnu Houses, is located in Istanbul Zeytinburnu’s in a very cramped and dense urban texture. The area is about 10 acres in size with a mosque on its corner. The project consists of two rectangular blocks with 90 degrees to each other and parallel to the edges of the plot to form a square with the mosque.

The blocks rising on a base where trade units are located on the ground level, has 12 and 13 floors respectively. It is the main objective of the project to create a small, permeable and vibrant public space that can be used by the inhabitants of the area and the people coming to the mosque. Instead of creating a closed housing site, thanks to these commercial units and the mosque it was possible to create a vibrant public space.