Youth Republic Office Interior was design by KONTRA. Completed this year, this 1300 m2 of ancient space was contemporary loft for a youth agency with nine departments. It’s located in the central point of the trade center of Istanbul, Turkey; in which has great alteration was authored by KONTRA. This office becomes one of the most prestigious interior design of architecture firms which based in Istanbul.
First time we entered the office, we would amaze by the design of the entrance welcomes. The entrance welcomes guest’s assembly with 6m high maximum and gray rusty metal plates. It spell out the philosophy of the company; in which the appearance emphasis the strength and the teamwork of the young team inside. This mature masculine was reinforcing its corporate image.
Philosophy of this company was spread out around the area inside. There was strong spirit and inspiration through the lively and colorful space screams used. Like there’s a strong motivation and inspiration for the young team; in which was written: “Stay Young!” This is an ideal environment to encourage creativity, concentration and relaxation. And it’s has paid off by the growing of the achievement of the young team made.
The first thing we attract with was the nuclear reactor shape-meeting point right in the center of the frontage office. It includes an inheritance table-a witness of the creative mind of the young agency since its foundation a long time ago. The function of this space is as the heart of the Youth Republic and is used for brainstorming of the young team.
The entire space is designed as a facade office. It would make you feel the spirit of a university campus with its colorful lockers. Here, employees will be able to store their goods. Furthermore there are urgent meeting points; where the team will be able to write down their ideas on blackboards instead the proposal. Using the raw material would reflect the company’s work principle and the spirit of young team. The OSB, which is mainly used on the walls, doors and libraries; represent that how a simple material can stand classy and elegant, cool and dynamic after a little touch of gift. The wall was creating an industrial atmosphere with the beautiful graffiti on them that actually gives the strong spirit.
The Tangarine trees between the tables in the front office would supply the fresh air for the employees; as well as creating a refreshing atmosphere. The colorful libraries with dynamically formed shelves scattered all around the office require the continuous thinking and creativity of the team.
The canteen is the point of discharge for the employees during a busy day of thinking. Fun images on the walls and colorful fluorescent lights on the ceiling maintain the young energy in the office. The yellow striped walls are calling to “take a break”. The same raw materials are used here as well; OSB walls and 40x40mm metal profile table legs. Also, you can trace signs of creativity in the bathrooms as well with the images on the walls; in which reflect the dreams. The team was consist of four young managers whose rooms are positioned side by side on the mezzanine that dominate the open office. Almost all parts; meeting rooms, training rooms; even managers’ rooms are designed as a semi-open space. The glass separation units with graphics support the energy circulation between the managers and the team.