WITHCO Coworking Space by XL Architecture + Engineering
Located in Izmir, Turkey, the space proposes a holistic approach to architectural design through strategic planning, global design thinking and art
Övünç Emre, being the founder of the idea of developing a pioneer collective office and shared space in Izmir, and one that will present spatial and fictional novelties, submitted the project to XL Architecture + Engineering, whose basic design motivation rests on “to imagine/ to inspire”, in 2018.
Pre-design issues, such as strategic planning, business plan, marketing, feasibility studies, budgeting and the selection of the location, were collaborated. Consequently, a collective office and shared space project, which presents spatial and fictional novelties, was designed in a refurbished warehouse near Çınarlı District.
WITHCO Coworking Space, which went into operation at the end of 2019, includes 75 separate office units, 45 table units, a 98-person lecture hall, meeting rooms, a start-up accelerator campus zone, YouTube studio, café, a wellness restaurant and regenerative-shared spaces.
The ratio between the regenerative-shared spaces with the individually-owned office rooms and the overall design enable the user to participate in the shared activities.
XL Architecture + Engineering sustained its basic motivations and principles for the overall design; hence, proposed a holistic approach to architectural design through strategic planning, global design thinking and art.
Name of the project: WITHCO Coworking Space
Client: Övünç Emre
Location: Izmir, Turkey
Design firm: XL Architecture + Engineering
Design team: Arda Işık, Tayfun Torunoglu, Canaan Niki, Seda Duygu Sabuncu
Prime Contractor: Varem Yapı
Date of completion: 2019
Total construction area: 3,600 m²