Hyatt House, designed by CM Architecture, extends in the north-south direction with balconies facing the view.
The project is located in Gebze, a region close to Istanbul facing the south-north direction. Therefore, daylight and heat control became very important parameters.
180 hotel rooms are placed on the south side of the building to take advantage of the open view. Horizontal circulation on hotel floors is designed as a linear corridor on the north side. Functions on ground and mezzanine floors are designed as common / social areas in an open-plan typology.
Corridors are placed on the north side, facing the shopping center’s mechanical area, so that the rooms could face the south direction and open up to the view. To prevent excessive heat and sunlight on the south facade, the rooms are set back by user-accessible balconies.
Glass selection of the south direction was important in order to prevent the negative effects of the direction. Due to this reason a high performance low reflective glass Şişecam Solar Control Low-E Glass Neutral 70/37 was chosen in the south direction. A solid / enamel painted glass surface was designed and applied to prevent both circulation and unpleasant views in the north direction.
Photography: © Cemal Emden
Project: Hyatt House
Design team: Cem Sorguç, Amina Rezoug, Elvan Çakıt, Tutku Sevinç, Gizay Özüm, Ege Adaş, Serra Ayhan, Tolga Yağlı
Client: Doğuş Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı
Location: Gebze / Kocaeli
Project date: 2014-2015
Construction date: 2015-2017
Project location: Gebze / Kocaeli
Total construction area: 52.000 m²
Structural system: Reinforced concrete + steel
Structural project: MPI Mühendislik
Mechanical project: Beta Teknik
Electrical project: FDC Elektrik
Lightning consultant: NA LightStyle
Facade consultant: CWG Danışmanlık
Fire consultant: Etik Mühendislik
Landscape designer: MEDOSA
Interior designer: CM Architecture
Main contractor: Yeni Teknik Yapı
Product: Şişecam Temperable Solar Control Low-E Glass Neutral 70/37