NEF Ataköy 22 Mixed-Use Development 169
This transit-oriented, mixed-use development
that accentuates the organic ﬂow of the
Building information modeling tools helped
in the Ataköy neighborhood of Istanbul
development and provides sunshading and
the design team maximize efﬁciencies.
features a community designed around six
visual harmony. Contrasting this curvilinear
During the design phase, high market demand
form, the podium-level garden apartments
for residential units required one of the six
are housed in a faceted, zigzag massing that
towers originally designed for commercial
uniﬁes individual tower blocks.
ofﬁce use to be redesigned as a residential
Developed by NEF Real Estate, the six-block site includes ﬁve 18-story residential
tower in a compressed timeframe. The team
towers housing 1,500 apartment and micro-
The towers are designed around a central
also streamlined the constructability of the
apartment units, and a separate 18-story
square, allowing natural ventilation and light
curvilinear concrete spandrel panels on
ofﬁce tower. A shared podium connects
to the lower levels of the podium. Composed
four of the residential towers by devising a
the high-rises with a street-level retail mall
of unique gardens and pavilions, this multi-
modular system that used a limited number
that promotes pedestrian activity. Public
level linear courtyard promotes activity
of molds to create the complex forms seen
transportation stations are located at each
throughout the development. Bridges and
throughout the development.
end of the development.
walkways facilitate circulation and a sense of community.
Because the site sits higher in the north than the south, the design provides a multi-level
Private residential terraces, plazas and
entry that creates a retail-ofﬁce bridge
roofscapes add garden spaces that provide
between the two main roads.
visual continuity. Diverse residential amenities emphasize the social aspect
◄ pedestrian retail street
Limestone, glass-ﬁber-reinforced concrete
of high-density living with a focus on
panels and ribbon windows on the residential
entertainment and health — from private
towers create a modular, undulating facade
cinemas to basketball courts.
2015 design annual
2.15 million sq. ft. / 200,000 sq. m.