Salt Ulus

Signage design, SALT Ulus, Ankara, Turkey

As a physical entity SALT Ulus does not compete in terms of scale and prestige with SALT’s venues in İstanbul. The building in question is the annex of the former Ottoman Bank on Atatürk Bulvarı across one of the Republic’s main landscape projects Gençlik Parkı. Used today as Garanti Bank, the main building was designed by Guilo Mongeri and was constructed in 1926. The annex housing SALT Ulus was a later addition, also commissioned to Mongeri, to provide lodging for traveling bank inspectors. Unused since 2002, this building was repurposed after the establishment of SALT, and opened as SALT Ulus.(source: