Kolektif House Coworking & Vodafone Offices – Istanbul

The Kolektif House serves as a new kind of coworking office in Istanbul, a space that encourages collaboration across industries, fosters creative ideas and facilitates innovation making it so much more than simply a place to work.

  • Client Kolektif House, Vodafone,
  • size 164,311 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Istanbul, Turkey,
  • Industry Coworking, Technology,
  • Kontra Architecture were tasked with the design for the shared offices of Kolektif House coworking and Vodafone’s IT department located in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Kontra Architecture has reconstructed 5 floors of the Maslak 42 Building in Istanbul to Kolektif House Coworking offices and Vodafone’s IT department. After 6 months of construction, the former hotel and shopping mall areas are now turned into offices and are up and running. As the designer of St Regis Hotel Istanbul, Morini Istanbul and Dean & Deluca Istanbul, Kontra has received great global reviews for Kolektif House Maslak and Vodafone IT Offices. Thanks to Kontra’s design, these spaces have turned into hubs of inspiration for creative ideas and new partnerships while creating a community and social interaction. All of the furniture, woodwork and lighting elements of these offices have been custom designed by Kontra.

    As the new generation of coworking spaces grow in Turkey and Globally, the new Kontra designed Kolektif house Maslak is gaining special popularity. Kolektif house Maslak is spread out to 5 floors in the Maslak 42 building and provides 10.000m2 coworking spaces for its members and guests. After the Kolektif House Levent, Kolektif House Maslak is now the 3rd and largest location for productive, social and economical coworking zone for startups, entrepreneurs and innovative offices. Kontra’s planning and spatial design of Kolektif House Maslak provides all the necessary spaces for startup teams and investors located within Kolektif house, as well as local corporate offices, SME’s. Vodafone’s IT offices have also moved in to the upper floors of Kolektif House Maslak which was designed by Kontra as well.

    Created to gather innovative people and companies from different disciplines and to create a vibrant community, Kolektif House is home to new and creative ideas and new associations. Investment companies such as Keiretsu Forum İstanbul, Galata Business Angels, Revo Capital, İstanbul Startup Angels, 500Startups as well as startups with various backgrounds and Isbank Workup entrepreneur program are now located in Kolektif House Maslak.

    Kontra Architecture has custom designed all movable and built-in furniture, lighting as well as the work capsules called the “Kolektif House igloo”s. Interior office wood/glass partitions and doors, metal door handles have been all custom designed to create the Kolektif House design Kontra has intended. No Lab Artists have been included in order to create these motivational work spaces. Kontra has collaborated with various artists from various disciplines and have included different motivational artwork within social zones such as murals, wall art and sculptures.

    Kolektif House Maslak and Vodafone IT offices aim to elevate coworking and office spaces to a more social and more community like environment while giving inspiration with its Kontra designed spaces for new and innovative ideas and opportunities for new collaborations.

    DesignKontra Architecture
    Photography: Emre Dorter