mimari studio give Persun Textile A new space to develop, interact, share and be inspired.
Persun Textileis part of Hassan Group, Turkey’s first breathable polyethylene film manufacturer serving the medical, hygiene and insulation sectors, and has designed a new headquarters. mimari studio team.
The goal of the project was to create a living space suitable for the company’s innovative, technological and colorful world in a new working area at the heart of the company’s new production facility. Flexibility, variability, transparency and experience were the main keywords from which the space design started.
The project aims to create co-working, developing, and living spaces by providing the physical and social conditions necessary for creativity and productivity while supporting communication and interaction among employees. was intended. The living space was designed for Persun employees to develop, socialize, share and be inspired.
In addition to the interior design of the building, the facade design was also done by Mimari Studio. Considering the effects of the previous epidemic, the terrace floor, which allows access to the outdoors, was one of the striking details of the building. These living spaces establish a translucent connection between the indoors and outdoors. This interface also allows visual contact between users of the space and the outside world with different sized openings.
The landscaping work, referring to the “universe nature” step of the biophilic design approach, is another important feature of the façade. A natural landscape area created on the façade boundary allows control over the progression of greenery that eventually envelops this boundary over time. The plant cover you choose provides an opportunity to observe changes in color, texture and structure in nature as the seasons change.
For interior design, we have developed a design language that matches the structure and needs of each floor. The entrance floor was planned as a shared workspace that can be used flexibly as a crossroads that can receive domestic and international guests and hold meetings of all sizes, while also providing access to the factory production area and R&D labs. . . We planned a dining area that can be used not only by visitors but also by employees of the factory and office. This area, which can be used at various times, such as work, rest, and entertainment, is also one of the social areas in the building.
The workspace was designed with a flexible planning approach, with all employees except departmental directors planned to work in open offices. Employees were given the freedom to choose where, when and how they worked. We planned a small rest area where people can walk along the line of flow connecting the management and engineering departments and have simple meetings. As far as the program permits, flexible use was achieved by setting up exchange areas on the entire floor that anyone can freely use, as well as individual, collaborative work, meeting, and discussion spaces of different sizes, functions, and forms.
On the other hand, environmental friendliness and sustainability were also important elements of the design approach. In this context, the project includes the concepts of “Nature of the Universe”, “Reminders of Nature”, “Nature of the Universe” and under these headings, part of the “Biophilic Design” approach. Includes 14 biophilic design paths.
After all, the building is used not only as a working space but also as a living space, reflecting an innovative, eco-friendly and colorful corporate identity with an emphasis on employee well-being.
The project started with a program of wishes and needs received from employers after the first meeting. Shortly after, Mimaristudio designed a survey for all employees to share their expectations and opinions. Due to the pandemic, questions about pandemic preparedness are also included in the survey. As a company operating at full capacity during the pandemic, planning and design processes were implemented that prioritized the health and well-being of our employees. The aim was to create a building where factory workers and administrative staff could jointly use, share, and interact with each other.
Mimaristudio’s proposal prioritizes well-being, providing a safe space that provides opportunities for collaboration while helping employees who spend long hours in closed spaces and rely on technology stay healthy and happy. bottom. In this connection, all employees in the building work with maximum daylight, regular clean air, adequate thermal and acoustical comfort conditions, suitable lighting solutions and technical opportunities. A living space has been designed.
Using the right colors in your workspace can improve employee performance, productivity, and satisfaction. So for this project, I preferred colors that were accurate, timely, and balanced, without overpowering the space or making it feel cramped.
In order to address the biggest issues in workspaces, namely “quietness” and “quiet work environment,” we have implemented thorough acoustic measures from the design stage. In addition to preventing sound transmission between enclosed rooms, the right materials and products were preferred to provide the necessary comfort conditions for open-space employees. Among the featured products here are the ‘Make-up’ family of acoustic ceiling and wall products developed by Feltouch and designed by Ayça Akkaya Kul, and the ‘Ra’ family of acoustic lighting used for the first time in this project. in space.
The building has plenty of opportunities for natural light, and lighting design to support natural light was another challenge the Mimaristudio team tackled. The project employed his LED technology in favor of energy efficiency, prioritizing human-centered lighting design balanced within the physical structure of each floor. Technical lighting products were preferred for general lighting, and decorative products were also included in the project. In particular, the “Sade” lighting, designed by Aisa Akkaya Kuru and produced by Meizen, is attracting attention for its hand-made inflatable double structure method.
Outcomes of the whole project
The change management design process was successfully implemented in full cooperation with the employer. The Pelsan team also participated extensively in this process. While the project and on-site implementation work overlapped with the pandemic, there were some challenges in sourcing certain building materials, timing and budget planning, but the process was successfully completed with good risk management.
Some meetings were held in person, while others were held remotely. The project has been well received as a reflection of Persun’s identity, with a strong focus on employee health and well-being, creating a sense of belonging and privilege among patrons, arousing curiosity in and out of the building. I made a profit. A living space in which outsiders will want to participate.
- Mimaristudio Designers: Ayca AKKAYA KUL and Önder KUL
- Project Team: Kaan GÜLKIRAN and Enver KUDA