SAP’s Istanbul Gets An Interactive, Fun, And Colorful New HQ

SAP’s Istanbul Headquarters by Mimaristudio was designed to enable employees to be physically and mentally healthy, happy and productive.

As a leader in enterprise application software, SAP Istanbul wanted to provide more interactive, fun, and colorful working space for their employees. SAP Turkey’s new headquarters designed by Mimaristudio has over 1,800 m2 (net) and features a design approach that has changed the physical workspace as well as work culture and habits. The design team at Mimaristudio worked together on the project’s design concept and surveys along with SAP‘s Global Real Estate and Facilities Management Team.

When was the project completed? 

2019

How many SF per person?

100 SF per person

How many employees work here?

105

Describe work space type.

The space is open plan and based on the activity based working approach.

What other kinds of support or amenity spaces are provided?

Break-out areas, hot desks, relaxation rooms, phone booths, design thinking rooms, informal working areas.

 

Has the project achieved any special certifications?

No, but the design group followed WELL criteria during the design process.

What is the projects location and proximity to public transportation and/or other amenities?

Istanbul, Emaar Office Tower, next to the public transportation and Emaar Shopping Mall.

Was the C-suite involved in the project planning and design process? If so, how?

Mimaristudio created the project’s interior design concept, design, and studies, with the help of SAP’s Global Real Estate and Facilities Management Team. The C-suite also participated in critical design meetings.

Were any pre-planning surveys conducted to get employee input?

A pre-planning survey was conducted by SAP’s Global Real Estate and Facilities Management Team.

Were any change management initiatives employed?

SAP’s Global Real Estate and Facilities Management Team managed the change management process.

Please describe any program requirements that were unique or required any special research or design requirements.

SAP Turkey’s New Head Office followed an approach that has changed the physical workspace as well as work culture and habits. The project has created a working environment and living space that combines SAP’s innovative, “human-centric” face with its global design criteria.

Was there any emphasis or requirements on programming for health and wellbeing initiatives for employees?

Environmental friendliness and sustainability are important components of the SAP Turkey’s new Istanbul Office. Green, natural materials, and bold colors were included in the design according to the biophilic design criteria.

A workspace has been created that enables employees, who spend more time indoor environment, to be physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy and happy, as well as highly productive. An interactive environment was created to address corporate well-being criteria—something that the world is hearing more and more about as of recent—into consideration. Therefore, the aim was to have employees work under maximum natural light, perpetually clean air, and optimal thermal and acoustic comfort.

What products or service solutions are making the biggest impact in your space?

General Lighting Fixtures : Optiumum Lighting

Decorative Lighting Fixtures :Akomo (Bonitos), Barthelme

Custom Millwork Design : Mimaristudio

Custom Millworks : Berker

Acoustic Panels : Ecophone (Solo)

Acoustic Wallpaper : Evist

Modular carpet tiles : Interface (World Woven, Composure, Touch&Tones)

Modular LVT looselay tiles : Interface (Drawn Lines, Textured Woodgrains)

Glass / Glazing Walls : Trimline (Snap FL)

Contract and loose furniture : Ersa, Klassis, Connection Turkey, Koleksiyon, Steelcase, Haworth, Orange Box, System 180, Plank, Sixinch, Brunner, Vondom, Noti

Ceramics and WC solutions : Vitra-Artema

Laminated Surfaces : Arpa, ASD

Bench Works : Cosentino Dekton, Dupont Corian

What is the most unique feature of the space?

While SAP Turkey’s new office reflects the company’s global profile as well as its innovative face in the information technology sector, it has been designed to be used not only as a workspace, but also as living space as well.

What kinds of technology products were used?

Many devices and products used according to SAP’s innovative face in the information technology sector and being the market leader in enterprise application software.

How did the company communicate the changes and moves?

Employees followed in-house communication from SAP’s Global Real Estate and Facilities Management Team.

Who was the architect? MEP engineer? Contractor? Furniture suppliers? Anyone else who contributed significantly?

Interior Design : Mimaristudio

Designers : Ayca AKKAYA KUL, Onder KUL

Project Team : Kaan GULKIRAN, Enver KUDA

Architectural Photographer : Gurkan Akay, Alp EREN

Project Management : Arcadis

General Contracting : Oguz Bayazit Mimarlik

Lighting Design : Mimaristudio & Optimum Lighting

Mechanical Project : Enve

Electrical Project : Enve

General Lighting Fixtures : Optiumum Lighting, Barrisol Acoustic Ceiling

Decorative Lighting Fixtures : Akomo (Bonitos), Barthelme

Custom Millwork Design : Mimaristudio

Custom Millworks : Berker

Acoustic Panels : Ecophone (Solo)

Acoustic Wallpaper : Evist

Modular carpet tiles : Interface (World Woven, Composure, Touch&Tones)

Modular LVT looselay tiles : Interface (Drawn Lines, Textured Woodgrains)

Glass / Glazing Walls : Trimline (Snap FL)

Contract and loose furniture : Ersa, Klassis, Connection Turkey, Koleksiyon, Steelcase, Haworth, Orange Box, System 180, Plank, Sixinch, Brunner, Vondom, Noti

Ceramics and WC solutions: Vitra-Artema

Laminated Surfaces : Arpa, ASD

Bench Works : Cosentino Dekton, Dupont Corian

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