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.

PALLADIUM
ANTAKYA MALL

PROJECTS

LOCATION

ANTAKYA, TURKEY

TYPE

Array

YEAR

2010

AREA

105.000M²

CLIENT

NIDA CONSTRUCTION

STATUS

completed

GVDS  adopted a main principle as creating different atmospheres depending on difference between functional areas, in Palladium Antakya Mall, which was built around gallery spaces that are enlightened by natural daylight.

The food court section on the top floor, which covers a large and long space, was consciously diminished in scale with the help of over-sized wooden cantilevers inspired from the traditional Antakya houses. The majority of the columns were covered with colored glass, while wood was used on the lower parts. The wood also used for covering the ceiling provided a warm atmosphere for the whole space.

Barcode textured suspended ceiling panels ease the access to the rear technical rooms and they are preferred in normal floors while in the food court, the same panels were considered to be wooden.

Similar lighting fittings made of acrylic were placed on different floors to create a relationship among them. The same fitting design was kept on ceilings but wall lamps were used on upper front parts of the galleries, with an order reminiscent with arbitrarily distributed stars. Linear lighting fittings with alternating gaps were used on the vertical surfaces of the food court to represent speed and motion. Similar linear lighting fittings were used on the vertical gallery walls, as if they are like Mikado sticks spread arbitrarily. The same lighting fixtures were placed on the ceilings representing the projection of the wooden cantilevers on the top floor.

Light colors were chosen for the interior space that enhance the wooden texture, putting it forward whereas an opposite and refreshing atmosphere was thus created regarding the yellow and dry outdoors of Antakya.

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