GOLD CENTER IN GÜNESLI - Istanbul
Renovation and expansion of an
existing production facilities in Günesli, one of the new
regions of Istanbul. The client asked us to prepare a design of
a Gold Center and the program includes; Istanbul Gold Exchage,
Istanbul Gold Refinary, a shopping center for gold materials and
according to the leasing agreement of the client, a production
area must be prepared as a mint for the States.
The design was prepared in the beginning of
1999, collaborating with Alan Didinal Associates from London.
At the date, existing building was under construction and we kept
the production area as it is, but proposed a new linear office
building infront of it. New building has four staircase towers
at the corners, cladded by black granite and huge symbols of The
Gold Center over each. Main entrance of the Gold Exchage is from
the front elevation and shopping center entrances are at the both
sides of the office block. Glass curtain wall of the front elevation
set one meter behind the high columns as a background and a wide
reflected pool covered all the front part of the office block,
with a bridge flying over it for the main entrance.
An elipsoid courtyard, finished with a skylight
is at the heart of the office block and Gold Exchage offices,
of the first and second floors, are surrounding it. Shopping center,
Exchage Bank and Istanbul branch of World Gold Council offices
are at the ground floor. Production building is behind the office
block and it is composed of Istanbul Gold Refinary and Mint for
passports and ID cards.
||: Türkiye Ekonomi Bankasi
|Total constraction area
||: 22,000 m2