Founded in 1988 by one of Turkey’s most prominent and noteworthy architects, Mustafa Öney, Öney Architecture is a practice based in Istanbul embodying a vivid portfolio of varied typologies right from hotels and residences to leisure and public services. Their designs are focused on a life-centric and holistic service approach.
1. Villa Paris/Belek
When King Attalos said, “Find me paradise on earth.” his search came to an end with the discovery of Antalya. And at the heart of Antalya rests the multi-identity structure designed by Öney Architecture, Villa Paris. Resplendent with luxury and phenomenal interiors owing to the firm, this quaint piece of art is enveloped in the tranquillity of the sea and air filled with an aura of trees.
2. WWF Headquarters
The peculiarity about this structure happened to be the thorough research of environmental data and prevailing sun angles, along with the analysis that was done after it in order to decide the shape and form of the building. The use of passive air-conditioning products and considering sun tunnel application for natural lighting were some of the factors turning this project into the epitome of climate empathy.
3. Quba Rixos Hotel
Built in 2013, the Quba Rixos Hotel comprises hotels, villas, a heliport and some outdoor and indoor spaces, holistically turning it into a tourism complex. The project also has a reservoir creating a sea of opportunities for various water sports.
4. Halaskargazi Street Planning
Halaskargazi Street happens to be one of the most exorbitant streets in Istanbul and with traffic like a loose cannon. The panacea to this teething trouble became the inception of a second layer having a green patch ascending above the columns.
5. Eurogida Administrative Building
Located in the agricultural organized industrial zone of Kemalpasa is the site of the Eurogida Administrative Building. The region having exceedingly high temperatures during summers, the atrium is placed in the basement while the project is more inward-oriented.
6. Bandirma Experience Park
Often compared to a vine with its roots originating from the past, coiling up and down within the terrain, the Bandirma Experience Park is a strategically planned scheme located at the coastal promenade of Balikesir in Turkey. The proposal of a boat park, a theatre stage built on the sea, and an observation area connected to the same water body helps in creating new bonds between nature and humans.
7. Isokyo Restaurant
This restaurant is quite unconventional in its type while preserving its seity and also blending two completely distinct cultures. Although it is built in Istanbul, after a step into its glazing foyer and a bite of their exquisite Umami flavoured dishes, Isokyo plays its magic and swiftly transports one to Tokyo as the name suggests.
8. Kazanci Holding Office Building
Formerly designed as two blocks covered with a triangular roofing system that entailed low height ceilings, very little passage for daily light, and some other swindles holding back the efficient use of the existing space. With the intervention of Öney, this piece evolved drastically, starting from the change of entrance path leading to an atrium to crafting an open ceiling system clearing up the dilemma of lower ceiling height.
9. Dem Good Coffee
The raison d’être for the establishment of Dem Good Coffee was to create a room, particularly for the hearing impaired and disabled people, one at which they could work as well as socialize. Since the Turkish sign language has a basis on hand movements and visibility, the catalyzation of a more flexible and free-flowing environment became a necessity.
10. Baku European Games 2015 Archery
The renovation of Tofig Bahramov stadium, the design and implementation of seven temporary sports halls, was performed by Öney Architecture. The Vip areas and press hall were designed and implemented within a jiff of 4 months.
11. Paydos Installation
Öney Mimarlik designed the Paydos Installation designed for the 2nd Exhibition of Made in Turkey whose aim is to refamiliarize Turkish street art. It completely changed the viewpoint that the masses had about interactive socializations.
12. Ovacik Winery
Spread across a harvested land of 2580 sqm, catering to a diverse audience of seasonal employees and vacationers, is the Ovacik Winery. The fact that the wine manufacturing process requires a ceiling height of 6 meters acts as a pro for the visitors interested in observing the process through the adjacent restaurant’s terrace while allowing natural ventilation on the same hand.
13. Goztepe Complex
Mounting to a colossal vehicle density as it is directed towards the E-5 highway, Goztepe Complex is split into two parts based on commercial and office functions. The space between the two blocks forges into a social area with the pedestrian and vehicle mobilities getting isolated.
14. Tab Hotel
Sited in Dukhan, Qatar, having its construction completed in 2019, Hotel Tab is a 100-Room scheme that was built in varying phases. Because of its location in the desert area, the project has two facades of natural stone GRC Panels and an introverted structure.
15. Erbil VIP Airport
It was in the year 2014 that Öney Architecture was asked to design a VIP Hall to welcome and bid adieu to state presidents along with an aircraft hanger. An internal garden was devised for a common wall between the hanger and the VIP hall. The interior of the hall attributes a classical design conforming to religious traditions in contrast to modern perspectives.