The Koç Group executive offices are located at our Nakkaştepe Headquarters on a 23,219 square meter corporate campus that originally housed a grand estate.
The history of the Nakkaştepe corporate headquarters dates back to the end of the nineteenth century when it was built as a mansion by Mehmet Şerif Pasha, the son-in-law to the Ottoman Dynasty. The mansion and its annex buildings suffered major destruction due to fire in the early 1920’s. The Koç Group bought the mansion on November 29, 1978. In 1984, the Group decided to restore the historic Mehmet Şerif Pasha Mansion using the archives of late Prof. Sedad Hakkı Eldem for architectural reference. The Mehmet Şerif Pasha Mansion, consisting of a Harem, Selamlık, Agha Quarters, Hamam, Stables and Coachman’s building was painstakingly reconstructed in accordance with the original architecture.
Building activity for the Koç Holding headquarters started on Friday, May 30, 1986. Garanti Insaat Inc. Koç Holding, previously located in Fındıklı, moved to its new headquarters on September 12, 1988 and continues its activities at this location.
The Group was awarded the "Europa Nostra Diploma of Merit" on January 31, 1991 in the Hague, Netherlands for the renovation and rebuilding of the Mehmet Şerif Pasha Mansion as a fine example of a 19th century Ottoman building. A federation consisting of more than 200 European organizations for the conservation of historical and cultural heritage, Europa Nostra presents awards to outstanding restoration projects that create new and interesting areas of utilization for significant historical buildings.
There are six major buildings in Koç Holding Nakkaştepe Headquarters:
v The former Harem Building (now the Vehbi Koç Building)
v The former Selamlık Building (now the Executive Building)
v The former Agha Quarters (now the Cafeteria)
v The former Hammam Building (now the Planning Department Building)
v The former Stables (now the General Management Building)
v The former Coachman’s Building (now Offices)
The Koç Holding buildings help preserve our national heritage by virtue of their strict adherence and faithfulness to original and traditional Turkish architecture. In order extend the life of these buildings while at the same time guarantying functionality, state-of-the-art technology was used throughout the restoration and rebuilding of Mehmet Şerif Pasha Mansion, resulting in a successful integration of the old and the new. We owe a debt of tremendous gratitude to the late Prof. Dr. Sedad Hakkı Eldem for his significant contributions to the success of this work.