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SAP Development Center Turkey


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SAP Development Center Turkey

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1,485 sq. meters


SAP Turkey






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Project Description

Conceptual Approach for SAP Development Center Turkey

The design concept centers around the idea of while providing a creative and innovative environment (Design Thinking Process) and have all catch the feeling of Istanbul while keeping the expression of SAP’s spirit and values.

In SAP Development Center Turkey, it is not quite different than usual workplaces and collaborative spaces, but, it is aimed to add a localized, cultural and social aspects by a conceptual sections of overall space which is referred as “the square”—featuring a large collaboration/communication area with a theme of a typical square of districts in Istanbul, the space is supported by a kitchennette. The space offers various socializing opportunites as well as it can esaily turn into a colloboration area by its flexible IT infrastucture. “the lane”— a line of various furnitures which offer colloboration /communication in an informal format within a theme of the small lanes in the varying districts of Istanbul. Visitors and users are amazed by the artistic silhuettes of Istanbul made from rebars.

And, the QRs on “the lane” are interpretation of small niche-spaces which serve for concentrated work and are named by landmark green parks of Istanbul; Gezi, Bebek, Maçka, Moda, Yıldız. There are four workspaces for the developers which are named similar as the authentic districts in Istanbul such as, Beyoğlu, Kadıköy, Balat, Karaköy. It is intended to provide a goup of scpaes which offer alternative forms of colloboration and communication.

All of the leased space is designed as a blank canvas that gives the possibility to the users to (re)organize their strategies and approach and the methods each and everyday according to their needs from scratch by thehelp of the flexible infrastructure and the mobility of the furniture . The materials chosen are widely recyclable and locally procurred.
SAP’s demand for a unique workplace to attract local talents and the urgency of this, the project delivered within an accelerated timeframe.

SAP Development Center - MuuM - Credits
Project Name : SAP Development Center
Project Location: Istanbul Teknopark, Kurtkoy, Istanbul - Turkey
Client : SAP Turkey
Architectural Studio : MuuM
Design Team : Murat Aksu, Umut İyigün, Berna Erenoglu, Müge Inan,Yağmur Yetim, Sibel Kurugül, Ceren Bek
Mechanic Project : Total Teknik
Electric Project : Prota
Wood Works : Konsept Ahşap
Lighting : Ukon
Photography:: Gürkan AKAY
Construction Date: 01.04.2013 – 01.09.2013
Area: 1.485 sqm
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