We began to hear about the Fibrobeton® brand even when we were students. One of our professors for the implementation project lecture at the Mimar Sinan University told us about the company. When we saw Fibrobeton®’s initial works, we had doubts about the brand, I still remember it. Those were the first years of postmodernism. Details like Hellenistic column capitals and shrine entrances were easily constructed by this company’s technology and they also used this aspect in their commercials. We were a little quizzical about their material and brand for a while. Then we got acquainted with the material, brand and technology. We soon realized that this was a precast cladding technology that offered limitless choices to designers. Thus began our relationship with Fibrobeton® and through the years, we combined our architectural style with Fibrobeton®’s skill in many projects including our own office. We used and will continue to use Fibrobeton®’s precast technology in our projects.


The first project we did with Fibrobeton® is the Pendorya project. It was an interesting project for us because it was the highest building we constructed at the time. It was a shopping mall and had a huge blind wall that had a slanted geometry. We wanted to build a seamless, three dimensional wall with motifs there. We sat down with Fibrobeton® to find a solution. Fibrobeton® made a three dimensional wall application for this project for the first time. They had a lot of two dimensional, textured, figurative moulds already but we developed a new approach together. We worked on a figurative design with a sculptor and we transferred his design to polyester moulds. Then we enlarged the moulds and we built 9 meter long seamless panels that came out of the moulds. We hid the grouts during assembly on the building’s façade. Our project was the first one where Fibrobeton® successfully built 3D, 9 meter long panels with hidden grouts. I must underline that Fibrobeton®’s skilled team and infrastructure played a big role in realizing our project. We still remember those long hours of work on colors and textures in the lab in their Düzce plant. Aside from those delicious trouts we ate, Mr. Muhammed Maraşlı’s devoted efforts for the best result are never to be forgotten. In the end, the 300 meter large slanted façade was erected without a single grout. This building is still functioning.


Soon after that, we got together again for another shopping mall, this time in Gaziantep, Turkey. The Prime Mall has a façade which is composed of wine red colored panels in the shape of rhombuses and the panels are three dimensional. We built cliffs at the entrance of the mall and we used shapes and colors that reflected the geography of Mesopotamia. The geography of the region showed us the way and Fibrobeton realized our project again. The rhombus shape was faintly” printed” on the façade cladding and the locals loved the façade result.

We also worked with Fibrobeton®’s materials at our own office in Ortaköy, İstanbul. Our office is in an “urban protection” area and the façade partitions had to be like the originals.


In our country, façade applications are generally hand made by low wage workers. Fibrobeton® offers a high precision alternative for façades and their work adds value to edifices. We have realized this added value and therefore continued to work with this company. We always sought to create new alternatives and we hope to continue in the years to come. Our long history with Fibrobeton® didn’t only result in meticulous results but also brought with it beautiful friendships. Not only the construction materials and skills but more than that, the human touch has always been crucial for us. Mr. Dündar Yetişener’s devotion to the process, our friend Mr. Beni Kohen’s endeavors to solve any of our problems worlwide cannot and will not be forgotten.


Architecture is in accord with the new world as any other discipline. All programs are being digitilized and robotic production has become a part of architecture as well. The most complex designs are now transferred to buildings and façades because of new softwares. I think that we will be using this technology with Fibrobeton to construct richer places and façade claddings. We think that architecture in general will make use of the recent technologies.

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