A Plus

Location: Atakoy / Istanbul / Turkey
Client: n/a
Architect: GAD & Gokhan Avcioglu, Dara Kirmizitoprak, Ismail Tutenyurt
Project team: Ozan Ertug, Nesime Onel, Bruno Stringheta, Ayhan Urgupoglu
Start / Completion: 2008 / 2010
Building type: mid rise
Project type: Commercial
Project site area:23.000 sqm
Construction area: 97.330 sqm
Status: built

A+ Shopping Center in Atakoy, İstanbul will provide a contemporary and alternate option to the shopping experience. The new center takes advantage of its urban location and injects the area with a larger sense of urban renewal.

GAD’s architectural strategy works with the building’s facade. The building’s facade performs as a variation of alternating surfaces. The facade responses differently based on north, south, east and west coordinates. The urban fabric on these coordinates also varies from residential, commercial, to urban infrastructure. The project’s program is arranged to actively engage both the customers and merchants with a diverse and modern shopping experience.

Worked on Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Observation

Courtesy of GAD and Dara KIRMIZITOPRAK


2012 Highly Commended Public Service Architecture with Borusan Music and Art House for Europe, International Property Awards 

2011 Best Alternative Investments for the Borusan Music and Art House, ArkiPARC 

2011 International Architecture Award for the Borusan Music and Art House, Chicago Athenaeum and Europe Architecture Centre