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Technical Visit

Gaziantep Ecological Building PassiveHouse Project Tour


A daiy tour to Turkey’s one and only passive house project “Gaziantep Ecological Building” to see how the passive building principles take form in a live building.


The Gaziantep Ecological Building Project


Bearing the distinction of being the first structure to have the PassivHaus certificate in Turkey and as a candidate of the LEED Platinium certificate, the “Gaziantep Ecological Building” was built on the premises of the Atatürk Culture Park by means of a joint undertaking by Gaziantep University and the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality.


As a recipient of Ipekyolu Development Agency grant, Ecological Building which functions as a Human Resources Center, also serves as a center where renewable energy technologies are introduced.


Envisaged in compliance with the PassivHaus and LEED Platinium criteria and regarded as the first in Turkey with a PassivHaus certificate, the Gaziantep Ecological Building represents an exemplary structure which generates a minimum amount of carbon emissions and utilizes sustainable energy systems.

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Presentation & training areas


The Ecological Building features a 60-seat conference hall. Besides this space where new ideas regarding energy savings and sustainable energy sources can be shared and developed, a computer room situated in the building’s entry can be used by both tourists to gather information and students as a study room. Beyond that is a multi-purpose recreational lounge and exhibit space. The existing systems incorporated in the building are introduced to visitors by means of promotional films and a building mockup.


Why Passive?


A. Compact architectural design

B. Location supporting public transport and pedestrian transport

C. Green roof system

D. Green landscape area

E. Architecture supported with natural lighting

F. Triple-glass window systems and heat insulation carpentry system

G. Highly insulated building shell

H. Soil-based ventilation / heat balance system

I. Water-based cooling system

J. Recycled water usage / filtration system

K. Low-energy consumption LED lighting

L. Solar cells


Technical specifications of the Ecological Building