Perkins Eastman
Case Study 2:

Kartal Towers

Istanbul, Turkey

Passive Strategies

The towers are shaped and oriented to work in concert with the prevailing northeasterly winds. The complex is designed for the winds to move smoothly around the towers while the retail podium shelters the club level--creating a peaceful oasis to enjoy the outdoors. As the wind moves around the towers, gentle differentials in pressure aid natural ventilation of interior spaces through low level inlet and high level exhaust.