Project Year: 2017 Location: Manisa
Type: Service Area: 2.417 m² Status: Ongoing
O² Rest Stop Km-289
The Motorway Project which will decrease the travel time between İstanbul and İzmir to 3.5 hours when completed in 2019, forms an important spine between two of the most important cities in Turkey. The necessity to have service facility buildings that reference the surrounding environment while at the same time have architectural integrity, on 13 different points of this axis, pointed us in the direction of a modular and flexible building typology which responds to changing requirements of different tenants.
The service facility building in the Soma district of Manisa, takes its final form from the square planning grid that reflects on the every one of the building elements and facade characteristics on the 3rd dimension. The restaurant facade consists of 301 pieces of local stone, in memory of 301 mine victims who lost their lives in the tragic 2014 mining accident.