Spirit of the Bosphorus
Akmerkez has been at the leading edge of Istanbul’s fashion landscape since opening in 1993. In 2005, we commenced renovation design of the façade, interior design, lighting and signage. To refresh the visitor experience our solutions were bold – completely gutting the space and renewing all aspects of the old project.
Inspired by Istanbul’s beautiful Bosphorus Strait: a freeform, translucent glass façade was designed as a new urban landmark. Interiors were brightened with pearl white GranitiFiandre flooring, backlit alabaster piers and Barrisol ceilings. New skylights were cut above the food court and alfresco restaurant terraces added to the ground and 4th levels.
|AWARDS||2011 VMSD Retail Renovation Competition 48th Annual Gold Nugget Awards
2010 European Commercial Property Awards
– ‘Best Interior Design, Turkey’
|CATEGORY||Architecture, Retail/Commercial, Signage & Graphics|