Pelsan Tekstil Offices – Tekirdag

  • Client Pelsan Tekstil,
  • size 53,820 sqft
  • Year 2023
  • Location Tekirdag, Turkey,
  • Industry Manufacturing,
  • mimaristudio struck a balance between open and private for the Pelsan Tekstil offices in Tekirdag, Turkey.

    Pelsan Tekstil, a part of the Hassan Group, Turkey’s first and only breathable polyethylene film manufacturer serving the medical, hygiene, and insulation sectors, has a new head office designed by the Mimaristudio team.

    The goal of the project was to create a living space suitable for the corporation’s innovative, technological, and colorful world in the new working area located at the heart of the company’s new production facility. Flexibility, variability, transparency, and experience were the main keywords that served as the starting point for the design of the space.

    The project aimed to create a collaborative workspace, development, and living space by providing the necessary physical and social conditions for creativity and productivity while supporting communication and interaction among employees. A living space was designed for Pelsan employees to develop themselves, socialize, share and be inspired.

    The proposal prioritized well-being, offering a safe space that provides collaboration opportunities while allowing employees who spend long hours in enclosed spaces and are dependent on technology to be physically and mentally healthy and happy. In this context, a living space was designed where all employees inside the building can work with maximum daylight, regular clean air, appropriate thermal and acoustic comfort conditions, appropriate lighting solutions, and technological opportunities.

    In addition to the interior design of the building, the facade design was also carried out by Mimaristudio. Terrace floors that allow users to access the outdoors were among the striking details of the building, considering the effects of the previous epidemic. With these living spaces, which are planned at different levels and can be used for both work and socialization, a semi-transparent connection is established between the indoor and outdoor areas. This interface also allows visual contact between the users of the space and the outside world with its different-sized openings.

    The landscaping work referring to the “Nature in Space” step in the biophilic design approach is another important feature of the façade. The natural landscape areas created on the facade interface allow controlled progress of greenery that will eventually envelop this interface over time. The selected plant cover provides an opportunity to see the color, texture, and structural changes of nature on the interface during seasonal transitions.

    As much as the program allowed, flexibility of use was added to the entire floor with socialization areas that everyone can freely use, individual and collaborative working, meeting, and discussion spaces in different scales, functions, and forms.

    On the other hand, being environmentally friendly and sustainable were also important components of the design approach. In this context, the project included the concepts of “Nature in Space”, “Natural Reminders”, “Nature of Space”, and the 14 biophilic design paths under these headings, which are part of the “biophilic design” approach.

    The issues of “silence” and “quiet working environment”, which are the biggest problems of workspaces, were carefully addressed with the acoustic measures planned during the design process. In addition to preventing sound transmission between enclosed rooms, suitable materials and products were preferred for open space employees to have the necessary comfort conditions. Here, the “Make-up” family of acoustic ceiling and wall products developed by Feltouch, designed by Ayça Akkaya Kul, and the “Ra” acoustic lighting family, which is used for the first time in this project, are among the prominent products in the space.

    In the project, LED technology was preferred with priority given to energy efficiency, and a balanced and human-centered lighting design was prioritized within each floor’s own physical structure. Technical lighting products were preferred for general lighting, and decorative products were also included in the project. Especially, the “Sade” lighting, designed by Ayça Akkaya Kul and produced by Maiizen, which is handmade and produced with double-walled technique by inflating, draws attention.

    At the end of the day, the building is used not only as a workspace but also as a living space, reflecting the employer’s innovative, environmentally friendly, and colorful corporate identity, with a focus on employee well-being.

    Design: mimaristudio
    Design Team: Ayca AKKAYA KUL, Önder KUL, Kaan GÜLKIRAN, Enver KUDA
    Contractor: Oguz Bayazit Architecture Works Facade
    Photography: Gurkan Akay