The main entrance to the compound of the German embassy in Ankara was renovated to comply with the current requirements for security. The embassy was built in 1928 in a Prussian country style. It is located on a slightly ascending site on one of the main axes of Ankara, the Atatürk Boulevard. The entrance to the embassy is through a carport and turnstile and is accompanied by a guardhouse. The historical appearance from the boulevard of the enclosure and the guardhouse was not altered despite the high safety-related standards. This demand was set by the local heritage authority and absolutely fulfilled by the architects. The total renovation consists of construction of a new carport and turnstile, restructuring and interior reconstruction of the guardhouse, including air-conditioning and ventilation, creation of a representative stairs and ramp for disabled persons, secure rubbish area and planning a temporary carport including modification of the video surveillance of the compound. The construction works were done during normal operation of the embassy.
Planning (Building planning LP 3-8, Technical services LP 2-8):
OLIVER GERHARTZ Architektur und TSSB architekten.ingenieure, Berlin
KG 300 - 400: 1.060.000 EUR
KG 200 - 700: 1.230.000 EUR