The Plasco building, located on the northeast side of Istanbul's crossroads, crashed in January 1995. The alternative building must have the same features as the previous building in order to use the most facilities and the best equipment during construction. The building consists of 5 underground floors, a high ground floor and then 15 floors with commercial and office use and a restaurant. The dimensions of the building in the plan are 31 meters × 35 meters and the height of the building is 63 meters from the base level.
The Plasco building is a nostalgic waste due to its antiquity and, of course, its location, which is important and memorable for the majority of citizens. The importance of Plasco's surrounding texture and the nostalgic look of the old building can be summed up in two key points:
Avoid deconstruction and clutter in the design of the new building (which causes inconsistency in the valuable surrounding texture of the building) and inspiration and use of the shape and materials and some of the main elements of the old building.
Indicative elements in the old building that have been used in the design are the design and geometry of the metal facade, the use of wides and reflective surfaces (waterfront, etc.) and two colors, white and red.
Inspired by the materials and geometry of the Plasco building's façade, the metal mesh covering the building (the second shell and the glass facade of the office floors) is not only aesthetic or nostalgic, but also improves by controlling surfaces exposed to intense sunlight. The interior conditions of the building and the increase in the level of comfort of the users help.
The memorial space, which is located on the fifth floor and on a par with the 6-story building on the north floor, is dedicated to the reconstruction of scenes from the incident as artistic performances (and art concept projects, photos, videos, etc.) inside and outside the space. It has tried to show parts of the efforts and courage of the firefighters. The middle space of this floor is an artistic performance and two side spaces of the memorial floor, which are decorated with images of firefighters.