Ispak Offices – Izmit

  • Client Ispak,
  • size 48,437 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location Izmit, Turkey,
  • Industry Manufacturing,
  • mimaristudio designed the new headquarters for Ispak Flexible Packaging located in Izmit, Turkey.

    The project is the headquarters of İspak Ambalaj a well-established Turkish packaging company and a joint of Kibar Holding, located in Istanbul. It is a factory and an administrative building of 4 stories having a net area of 4.500 sqm of which concept developing, interior design and drafting works are all carried out by Mimaristudio.

    In this new building which prioritizes comfort of the employees and reflects the innovative and colorful image of the firm, a planning approach which will serve both office employees and factory workers is prioritized. In this regard social meeting points which are open for common use are designed to be in relation with the working spaces that belong to white collar employees. Design work started with interviews with the company about their short and medium term goals, current and future needs and expectation related to their investments.

    Alongside its welcoming function, the entrance floor is planned in such a way that, local and foreign guests will be both hosted here and could be lead easily to the factory area through the administrative building.

    In addition to the Color Confirmation Room which will be used to host the guests and a large meeting room linked there, the laboratory where the R&D and quality studies are carried out is also in this floor. It is possible to reach to the laboratory from both factory and office sections. Also a cafeteria space which can be used by both employees and guests is placed in this area. This place, which can also be used for working, resting, and entertainment needs of the employees, is planned and designed to be on of the socializing spaces in the building.

    For the lower floor, a small-scale conference hall and a gym are planned along with the locker rooms and technical spaces that will be used by factory employees. First thing that will strike the visitor in these spaces will be the comfort of acoustics and lighting. The conference room, which is connected to the gym and the lockers that serve only this area is available for group lessons, trainings and various purposes due to its flexible furniture layout.

    While the work floors are designed with a flexible office approach, staff from all the levels except unit directors are placed in an open office layout to be complementary with each other. Floors 1 and 2 are planned to be mainly workspaces and the administrative offices are located on the second floor with their connected units. Also in the second floor, a short meeting space, private working spaces and a resting space which all are located in the open office area along with a resting/playing space that opens to the terrace are designed. This will be a venue for celebrations, invitations and organization and will also be an area of socialization open to the use of all office and factory employees.

    One of the features of the program were meeting spaces that vary in type and scale, responding to requirements of employers. While meeting rooms are planned in different types, open and semi-open meeting points complement these areas with their design. Beverage and printing stations are located to be on easy reach of the office employees. WC volumes on all the floors are noteworthy reflecting the same interior architectural style with varying material, texture and color.

    Mimaristudio developed project specific product designs as in most of their projects. These custom made products fit their places on their specific locations in the interior design. Custom made furniture design are one of the standouts in this project. While finishings with flutes and edges are preferred on lacquered panels of different geometries, painted glass and quartz panels are also considered as finishing materials that complete the design. The color confirmation meeting room, the board meeting room and the general manager meeting area are the best examples of these spaces.

    The project provides a living environment that reflects the color identity and innovative face of the employers’ own colors and forms.

    Photography: Gurkan Akay