SHCM, part of the Aukett Swanke Group, was selected to design Allianz Turkey’s new HQ which is located over 20 floors of the new 40 storey Allianz Tower in Istanbul’s central business district.
Our project vision was to create an efficient, effective, sustainable office environment that will support business aims, reduce stress, provide a sense of pride for employees and offer clear open spaces for collaboration, interaction, concentration and recreation. The offices have been designed as open environments which facilitate the social and informational interaction between users. At the heart of the concept there is the evolution of ‘neighbourhoods', with spaces such as focus rooms, open meeting spaces, project rooms and various sized meeting rooms. These elements offer choice and control of spaces for the many areas of work they engage in and work settings deployed within the office. The double-height internal garden forms the focal point for the various themes on each level.
Allianz is proud to partner with a diverse array of teams, organisations, cultural figures, sporting venues and educational programs so each floor adopts a theme including Formula 1, golf and football.
The use of highly sustainable design features on the project have resulted in the building being awarded LEED Gold CI from the USGBC (US Green Building Council).