Rising as the tallest tower on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, the new 42-story Allianz Tower will serve as the headquarters for a dynamic construction and development company. Sited at the intersection of two major highways, the freestanding tower functions as an obelisk, announcing entrance to the city from the east.
TYPE: Commercial › Office
PHOTOS: David Sundberg
Its crystalline, chiseled massing, which takes cues from Ottoman geometric motifs and draws inspiration from surrounding local landforms, rotates approximately 33 degrees for optimum solar control. The double-skin curtain wall includes stippled golden scrims to further reduce heat loads. Three groupings of double-height sky gardens provide a thermal buffer between the exterior and interior, access to fresh air and a respite for office workers.