Our recent research proves that there are many fashion hubs that exist outside of the UK. One of our favourites that we stumbled across is the innovative, and somewhat avant-garde, new Fashion and Media centre in Turkey.
New York based firm REX ARCHITECTURE P.C., an internationally renowned architecture and design firm, recently completed two office buildings, where one is build inside the other in Istanbul, Turkey.
The design was created for two Turkish sister companies: fashion house Vakko, and television and radio company Power Media.
The outer building is adapted from the concrete structure of an abandoned hotel project on the site and surrounds the second structure on all sides.
The outer building contains standard offices, while the inner structure houses an auditorium, showrooms, meeting rooms and executive offices, as well as vertical circulation. The result is a unique example of adaptive reuse, and a new architectural landmark for Turkey.
- All photographs are by Iwan Baan