Görkem Volkan Design Studio has been specialized in providing architectural & interior design and project consultation services since it has been founded in Istanbul in 2006. As GVDS, in all the projects that we participate, our top priority is to successfully provide the services of design, project coordination, on-site monitoring of the application and production processes, interdisciplinary coordination, quantity survey and preparation of bidding documents through a coordinated teamwork between the client and the architect . While we believe that design has an essential role to play in building corporate style and brand, in our projects, we successfully present options that best fit the client, the users and the environmental factors. As architects and designers, we are aware of our responsibility to create high performance, healthy and functional spaces that accommodates direct interaction among people.We aim to manage the short and long term scheduling requirements and the priorities of the clients in each project, in compliance with the designated factors. We believe that, in all phases of concept design, project creation, application and controlling processes, success can be achieved by becoming a good team player and we hold efficient teamwork in high regard, knowing how much value it adds to any project. As GVDS, in architectural design and interior design fields, we have successfully managed the design, application and coordination projects for Accommodation, Office and Retail spaces, having completed more than 800.000 m2 of covered area in total.

ATLASPARK
SHOPPING MALL

PROJECTS

LOCATION

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

TYPE

Array

YEAR

2013

AREA

160.000²

CLIENT

ZIYLAN-MESTURKUAZ-UZMAN GYO

STATUS

completed

The mall with a 160.000m2-covered space in four floors is placed in Istanbul, Sultanbeyli, where green areas, parks or open-air public spaces in the region is lacking. Thus a neutral and quiet public recreational green area without any commercial activity was created in the middle of the ground floor regarding the needs of all potential users, for children at most.

The Atlaspark Shopping Mall was founded around a single gallery space that hosts natural daylight. Perforated wooden ceiling panels in wavy forms were used to break the linear axis of the extremely long corridors, which could be overly regular and boring. Vinyl lighting was preferred on bridge crossings while stretched fabric lighting was utilized on ceilings. In the food court, columns that had glass covered on top and wooden coatings at bottom were preferred whereas perforated metal surfaces were used on ceiling.

On the vertical surfaces overlooking the gallery, echoes and resounding were avoided with inclined surfaces for acoustic needs. The vertical surfaces on the top floor also balanced the perception of height of interior with the angle of its slope.

Besides the shopping area, GVDS also took charge of the common spaces as lobby, corridors and floor halls belonging to the office tower in the lot.

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