Derindere Fleet Leasing Office
Friday 18 Jul 2014
The DRD fleet leasing company, founded in 1998, has become Turkey's largest locally financed leasing company with a fleet of some 26,000 vehicles. With a need for increased capacity TeamFores was commissioned to design a flexible, modern office, able to accommodate Derindere's future growth objectives, while boosting productivity.
The brief focused on providing space for social meetings and smaller areas for working. The design takes account of the changing working habits of today's employees, providing clever and simple solutions; the rooms are conceived as multi-functional units allowing spaces to be adapted for new potential functions.
The office takes maximum advantage of cutting edge technology; automated systems monitor lighting conditions according to the number of user scenarios so minimizing energy consumption. Situated in a building using geothermal energy for air-conditioning, the office reinforces sustainability using minimal energy for internal climate regulation.
All furniture was designed around present and foreseeable needs, taking account of the Derindere Company's 16 years of experience as well as its growth potential. The furniture was designed and created following 8 months of serious R&D work and without overlooking the project's educational and social responsibility. The use of the furniture will lead the user to move around, thus avoiding a routine and stationary working environment. From working desks to meeting lounges, printer units to moveable caissons, waste recycling units to file storage systems, everything was specifically designed and created for this project.
Another element that can be considered as a contribution to office social life consists of the prayer rooms. Prayer rooms have been conceived as meditation rooms open to people of all religions.
Many of Turkey's most important artists and designers have undeniably contributed to the project, under the leadership of TeamFores. Each room is decked with carefully chosen works from Turkey's most renowned painters.
Design Team: Serter Karataban, Ceyhun Ak?n, Murat Özbay, Ceyda At?c?
Photo Credit: Mehmet Ince