The Sahibinden.com new head-office by Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects, located in the Bostancı district on the Asian side of Istanbul, is one of the shortlisted project of the World Interior of the Year 2014.
The office has a total area of 5000 m² spread over two floors and has been designed in accordance with the spirit and corporate stance of this growing tech company to enhance employee productivity through a comfortable and enjoyable environment.
The priority was to create a workspace for social activities, conductive for people not only to work but also to relax and interact, conceptualized to create the conditions for free thoughts and inspire creativity as the main driving force behind everyday work.
The board room, meeting rooms and most of the working areas are located on the second floor, the plan of which was guided by the elliptical form of the building. The working area has been designed with an open-plan office approach where as the meeting and board rooms were scattered along the outline of the space, with a visual connection to the exterior.
The 1500sqm area of the Sahibinden.com office ground floor is dedicated much more to social activities: a channel along the perimeter of the building has been turned into a 250m running track, and the floor includes also a basketball court, a fitness area and a café.
A meeting area has been placed right at the centre of the ground floor and this area includes also a games room and a tv corner. A brainstorming area complete the space of the floor, to inspire employees and lead them to develop their young and dynamic ideas in this stimulating environment.