PRODEX PALE 2 mm
Anmahian Winton Architects
CAPITOL VISTA OFFICE TOWER, ANKARA (TURKEY)
The Capitol Vista Ankara Office Tower is a speculative office building designed to serve local and international high technology companies interested in capitalizing on nearby educational and research institutes, embracing the technopole model of economic development.The building is composed of a fourteen-story concrete frame clad with a high-performance curtain wall, and includes four levels of underground parking. The tower’s eccentrically organized core within the narrow building footprint and its unusually high ceilings create generous spaces that take advantage of unobstructed views and allow natural light to penetrate deeply into all tenant areas. Deep horizontal mullions on the exterior control solar gain, while interior operable Prodema PRODEX custom wood louvers, integral to the curtain wall system, give tenants individual daylight control. The tower’s tall, narrow proportions and the scale and repetition of the horizontal bands of glass and wood achieve a level of abstraction that lends stature to the project.
Photos: Florian Holzherr