Rising 30 floors, Now Bomonti is a mixed-used office/residential project in harmony with the environment and surrounding urban fabric. Innovative in both form and concept, it is a design from Tabanlıoğlu Architects, a leading architecture office in Turkey.
Context of Contemporary Istanbul
The Istanbul neighbourhood of Bomonti, in the Şişli region, is named after the first Ottoman beer production workshop, which was founded in the early 20th century by Swiss brothers Walter and Adolf Bomonti. Today, the neighbourhood is being regenerated in line with the cosmopolitan direction of modern Istanbul, attracting a socially and culturally active population of young people. The Bomonti neighbourhood offers peaceful tree-lined streets and green space with a wide variety of transportation options and efficient connections to greater Istanbul. The Now Bomonti project draws on this, bringing together both living and working uses into one innovative building concept.
The architecture of Now Bomonti is created by stacking similar components on top of each other. The height for the ground floor responds to the surrounding topography and was taken from the French Old People’s Home, a senior’s residence and 19th century structure located directly adjacent to Now Bomonti. The next levels, designated for office use, relate to the height of surrounding buildings on the street and in the neighbourhood more widely. The top section, seen as the residential zone, is positioned to take in views of the city and the Bosphorus, taking in better and better views as the building rises in height.
In total, 14,000 m² of glazed curtain wall was installed in this project. This includes curtain walling with only deep vertical caps as well as curtain walling without any caps. Furthermore, 76 lift & slide sliding doors with custom design were installed, along with a total of 900 m² glazed balustrades.
Istanbul is a city famed for its historic mosques and old streets. At the same time, it has seen tremendous growth over the past decades, becoming a city that is both intensely traditional and modern. As growth continues into new areas of Istanbul, projects such as Now Bomonti are leading the way by presenting an innovative vision of living and working in harmony with the existing city fabric and the environment.