SHOPPING CENTER IN ÜMRANIYE - Istanbul
In the late 2001 we prepared a design for the renovation of an
existing factory building as a shopping center. The site is on
the main artery of Ümraniye region and connected to TEM Highway
in the west and to Kadiköy in the east directions. Location
is an excellent point for a shopping and entertainment center
of a city scale in the means of; road connections, distances to
the existing shopping centers and population of Ümraniye.
Client was willing to have a shopping center
by renovating of the three out of four existing buildings and
the fourth one will be kept as it is, to be decided in the future.
Two of the buildings were attached to each other with very suitable
column axis and floor height, but the third one was a school building
and due to its location on site and insufficiant floor heights,
it was not suitable to be a part of the new center with its existing
situation. So we proposed to demolish this building and construct
a new one, which will be attached infront of the other two and
it helped the massing of the new building a lot. Besides an under
ground customer garage will be constructed in the narrow and long
land, laying between the new center and the street. Garage is
attached to the basement floors of the existing building and connected
to the shopping center elevators and escalators.
The middle part of the existing building
will be cut at every floor over ground, to form an internal courtyard
with a skylight over it. There are two panaromic elevators at
the two sides of the atrium and the void has a different geometry
on every floor. First basement and three floors over ground are
for shopping and the fourth floor is for entertainment composed
of cinemas, games and food court.
||: Komsa Elektronik Endüstrisi
|Total constraction area
||: 60,000 m2