Izmit/Kocaeli Shopping Center

  • Date
  • 2015
  • Location
  • Izmit, Turkey
  • Size
  • 9,000 m2
  • Sector
  • Retail
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Canopies
  • Architect
  • Addon

Description

The natural surroundings of Kocaeli and the Marmara Sea were mirrored in the design of the interior and exterior of the 41 Burda Shopping Centre in Kocaeli.

The first quarter of 2016 marked the opening of this new mall which is divided into three main areas connected by a continuous mall on two floors. The shopping area is covered by a 9,000 m2 Texlon® ETFE canopy, which protects visitors from the environmental elements, but also creates a more concentrated outdoor feeling. The roof is totally unique, with Texlon® ETFE cushions of different shapes and sizes constructed to fit in the fluent roof design. The steel structure was fully designed and engineered by Vector Foiltec. 

Illuminated water fountains in the central areas are visual attractions for young and old visitors. The transparent roofing system makes it possible to maintain a comfortable sound level that invites shoppers to stay.

A great achievement for all involved is that the 41 Burda Shoppig Centre has been rewarded with LEED Gold Certificate by Green Building Council.

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Notes

Copyright: Vector Foiltec
Certificates: LEED Gold