he aim of Gönye Proje Tasarım in the overall design of SAMPA Automotive Headquarters was to keep up with the prestige and reputation of an international figure in the automotive market. The brief was to create a working space that was full of light and transparency and to let the natural light float through the space with minimum solid blockages. As a Samsun-based company, the customer requested the Black Sea and the international market that the company operates in to be emphasised.
The motto of SAMPA Automotive, ‘Small differences, big changes’, was carried through the design of the space by combining different colours, materials and textures with the intention of creating a modest yet elegant environment in accordance with the needs of the employees and a modern working space
The use of colour, geometric shapes and fractions was the main design tool. Having an open space while providing privacy was a great challenge on an aesthetical level. Elegant, modest and efficient structures encompassing all requested functions in an office building were employed. The pattern on the marble floor of the lobby was designed to resemble the rivers that come from different countries and flow into the Black Sea; it is also a reference to the company’s international customers. This pattern along with the world map, created by using the names of the spare parts the company produces, are references to the international market.
Blue lighting used both on the ceiling of the lobby and also various rooms is a symbolic representation of the client’s logo, corporate identity and the Black Sea.
The building consists of three storeys. The lobby, waiting area, master meeting room, a cafeteria, two small meeting rooms, purchasing and international operations offices, two director rooms and a photography studio are on the ground floor. On the first floor, accounting, finance, marketing and sales offices, four manager rooms as well as two meeting rooms are located. The second floor hosts three executive rooms, a conference room, a meeting room and two guest meeting rooms.