BIOOffice and R&D Campus

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  • Location:Istanbul (TR)
  • GBA:44.000 m²
  • Year:2012-01
  • PS:1

BIO - Bio Istanbul Campus - Office and R&D Campus

Welcome to the Eco-City

The concept for the BIO Campus—a huge site just outside Istanbul that is becoming one of the world’s leading scientific research centers—had a holistic approach from the very start.
The Austrian architects, AllesWirdGut, who recently received the „European Green Building Award 2012“, worked together with the German climate engineering experts Transsolar and the Dutch-born urban planning avant-gardist Ton Matton to develop an outstanding architectural and environmental project.
The main idea is to create a self-sufficient and self-supporting accumulation of living spaces for work, scientific research, everyday life and recreational activities.
The hill-like undulating buildings are ideally shaped to use natural energies such as sunlight and wind for cooling and lighting. Additionally, various other methods are employed to reduce the need for artificial air conditioning, such as vegetation, light-reflecting surface colors and a larger-than-usual number of water elements.

Client: Bio City Development Company B.V2003
Invited Competition: 01.2012 - Finalist
GBA: 44.000 m²

Planning: AllesWirdGut
Team: Ondrej Stehlik, Christian Zotz, Jakub Klima, David Kovarik


Architectural engineers: Transsolar, Ton Matton