While its mass dispersion, size and façade regulations refer to the urban fabric of its existent setting, the project rises above the 8x8m square grid of the garage floor with different geometrically sized office blocks; with an average of 400m2 on each floor. As these blocks could be sold or rented as individuals units, they could also be used as one single office complex with the horizontal connecting bridges on different levels. While the intent was for the office spaces that were created by removing interior volumes from crowded blocks to have a homogenous distribution of daylight, the facades were designed to maximise the incoming natural light from various directions. With a similar attitude, floor heights were designed as high as possible within the specifications of the municipal regulations.
The space in between the office blocks on the ground floor was considered as a public space for all the occupiers of the region with the support of commercial functions. As the only structurally stable elements of the ruined nail factory, the chimneys were integrated into the newly designed system to serve their preceding purpose.
The architects are hoping that Kağıthane office blocks can set an example as a first to accelerate the future urban recycling projects, within the gray zone in between the expectations of the capitalistic economy and idealistic architectural inclinations.