TURKCELL IZMIR PLAZA
The biggest challenge of the project was to re-design and integrate new functions and infrastructural needs - such as daylight, circulation, ventilation and air conditioning - within the existing building which has a prefabricated reinforced concrete structure with 7 meters ceiling height and only roof light. It had been used as DIY home improvement store for many years, so re-functioning the building resulted in huge improvements to the livability of the space.
The industrial feeling of the building was balanced with improved interior finishes and high quality materials. A new stair was introduced for ease of communication between floors. All the mechanical and electrical systems, including infrastructure of the building, was renovated considering the new function of the building, following EU norms and international specifications, for a better and sustainable operation of the new office use.
Daylight was increased by the use of secondary reflective layers attached to the existing roof lights, and the ground floor façade was designed to have new openings where there was no daylight stemming from the existing form of the building.
Re-using this kind of building also created an economically sustainable model and the building took on a pioneering role in the change of an industrial zone in central Izmir.
20 000 m²