GAD architecture's shipping container trumpe cadde comercial center
GAD architecture's shipping container trumpe cadde comercial center GAD architecture's shipping container trumpe cadde comercial center
dec 01, 2014

GAD architecture's shipping container trumpe cadde comercial center

GAD architecture’s shipping container trumpe cadde comercial center
image © alp eren
all images courtesy of GAD architecture




atop the trump tower in mecidiyeköy, istanbul, international studio GAD architecture created a miniature master plan utilizing modular shipping containers and terraces. organized over two levels, a series of paths of different sizes cut through and organize the individual structures housing 25 carefully-chosen commercial units and gardens, likened to a modern-day bazaar. structures are characterized by highly interactive facades exercising solid/void relationships. they can be entirely closed off or open, becoming part of a trajectory through the site. periodical gardens and sitting areas offer moments of pause and expand the social function of the project. a matrix of energy, waste, and products is carefully managed on-site to become as energy efficient as possible- passive systems are heavily utilized to allow the metal-frame structures to adapt to various weather conditions.

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upper terrace level with open-door structure
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gardens along the walkway provide areas for rest
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open courtyards surrounded by metal-framed structures and shipping containers housing individual retailers
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the two level construction layers the social atmosphere
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internal walkways and shortcuts create ‘alleys’
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internal covered walkway
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aerial view
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project info:



project location: mecidiyekoy / istanbul / tur
architectural project & design: gad architecture
project team: tahsin inanici, jonas kirsch, derya arpaç, , gökşen güngör
landscape project: gad
photographs: alp eren
project date: 2013
construction date: 2013-2014
construction type: steel construction + lightweight construction
site area: 2.100 m2
total construction area: 1.040 m2
commercial: 25 units, 2 floors, recreational rooftop, parking (underground)


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