GAD architecture: autopia europia GAD architecture: autopia europia
may 21, 2010

GAD architecture: autopia europia

‘autopia europia’ by GAD architecture by in collaboration with dara kirmizitoprak all images courtesy GAD

turkish GAD (global architectural development) firm in collaboration with dara kirmizitoprak. designed ‘autopia europia’, located in istanbul. spanning 216,000 m2, it is the world’s biggest auto-mall. companies within the complex sell both new and used cars where customers will have the opportunity to test drive their car on the rooftop track.

the complex consists of: 5 stories (two of which are underground) 56 food & drink shops, cafés & restaurants 48 private car service stations 24 banks car park with a 900 car capacity.

200 auto-galleries including 443 brands and 2526 types of cars all make up part of the complex.

approximately 6 million visitors a year are expected to visit.

test track on the roof

entrance into the auto mall

located beside a highway

carpark

interior of the mall

the auto mall at night

Autopia Animation final from GADarchitecture on Vimeo.

construction has begun

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