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ISTANBUL, 2010

Vakko Headquarters / Nakkaştepe

When Vakko - Turkey’s most established luxury fashion house founded in 1938 - decided move their head quarters to Nakkaştepe on the Asian side of the city and into an innovative building designed by the New York-based Rex Architects, Autoban was appointed consultant for the interior design and architecture, as well as to design the office spaces, café and the Vitali Hakko Creative Industries Library - a public library named after the founder of the company.

In contrast with the strong structural identity of the steel and glass building, Autoban used subdued and warm colours all throughout the interiors, with natural materials such as walnut wall surfaces continuing to add warmth to the overall environment.

The library, archiving an impressive collection of books on fashion, architecture, cinema, art, and photography, is one of the highlights of the tour of the head quarters. Autoban designed the space, which receives plenty of daylight from the glass panes on its ceiling, to encourage studying, using massive walnut for the book-lined shelves as well as long work desks with ergonomic chairs.

Vakko also owns Power Media Group - one of Turkey’s biggest media foundations, with four radio stations and a music TV Channel. Connected to the Vakko Fashion Centre, Power Group Media Centre is also designed by Autoban to represent the young, modern and technological features of the brand, where the lavish use of glass ensures vivid colours to be distributed along the halls and generates a vibrant atmosphere.

Vakko Fashion Centre was named ‘Best Workspace’ by the Wallpaper* magazine in 2011.

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  • Client Vakko Group
  • Architect Rex Architects
  • Interior design Autoban
  • Project team Seyhan Özdemir, Sefer Çağlar, Efe Aydar
  • Photography Ali Bekman
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