Corner Plaza-En
Konya Yolu, Ankara
Commercial, Office, Layover
124000 m2

Corner Plaza is located on a major artery, at the intersection of a busy commercial district and a main highway. The project aims to create a pedestrian-friendly public space protected from the heavy traffic and noise pollution of the surrounding area. The complex consist of three main elements; the Office tower, the city hotel and the ground level plaza hosting restaurants and shops. The office tower aims to pinpoint the complex in the city silhouette, while taking the human scale into consideration.

To preserve such transition from human scale to city scale, the cubic office boxes transform into a homogeneous glass facade with terraces and natural ventilation. The hotel block on the other side creates a continuity of the neighbourhood which functions independently from the back alley. A third touch to these two main blocks are the commercial units which connects the highway with the main road. This mass protects the complex from traffic noise and works as an emblem for the complex. Althogether the complex forms a rich pedestrian courtyard connecting the two main roads on two different levels and two different scales.