Dogan Medya Center
The Dogan Medya Center on Ankara-Eskisehir road, planned as a distinctive media figure, houses TV channels and the newspapers Hurriyet and Milliyet.
Respecting the square site the architects decided on the cube as
the main form. Building from the surface up the straight cube
deformed and restructured with the addition and subtraction of
The interior of the 7-story concrete structure, consisting of 4 meter high cubes formed every other floor, is supported by steel elements.
The emblematic use of the facade, with its perforated shields resembling the Braille alphabet at different scales, makes the building visible from many angles.
The first basement is saved for technical facilities, storage
requirements are solved in basement floors. An open car park is
located next to two underground parking levels parallel to the
Designed in harmony with the environment the building is open to the cityscape and, in terms of transparency, is easily read from the exterior.
Technological facilities and a healthy infrastructure makes the building user-friendly and provides for easy maintenance.
Melkan Gürsel-Tabanlioglu and Murat Tabanlioglu and their team received the "Chamber of arc award" for the Dogan Media Center.
Facts about Dogan Medya Center
Total constructed area: 11,475 m2
Melkan Gursel & Murat Tabanlioglu
Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG
Ortadogu Otomotiv ve Tic.A.S
Photographed by Thomas Mayer
Last updated: January 14, 2013