Ozan Balcık, Ileana Balan
Ataköy Medical Healthcare is a 28,000m2 private hospital located in Ataköy, Istanbul. The Project site sits between a busy highway and a residential area. The S form of the project acts as a barrier to the highway, while creating two main entrances and two secondary entrances, which organize the circulation of cars and pedestrians inside the hospital area.
The “in between” situation is emphasized on the two main facades of the project. The facade facing the highway is designed as a double skin façade, providing a climatically controlled zone for the patient rooms, as well as eliminating traffic noise. This facade reflects high technology as part of the corporate identity of the Memorial Health Group, and it can be easily seen from the highway. Meanwhile, the other facade sports a more open and green appearance, with balconies overlooking the backyard and the residential area. It creates a welcoming atmosphere for patients approaching the main entrance.