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.
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.
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