are serviced at night with there batteries for cold storage being charged for the day’s distribution run. GAD’s design had to take into account this vast computer and robotic automation system while also combining these with the human aspect of administration, showroom and training facilities.
The design solution called for a building with storage facilities below ground and offices and meeting rooms above all covered an envelope that provided a uniform facade on the exterior. The only thing that is visible on this exterior indicating the function of the building are these truck loading docks connecting trucks into the automated loading and unloading system. GAD’s design is a collection of volumes that seeks to optimize each space based on functions, for example the kitchen and showroom areas on the upper floors which have the possibility for expansion, with the automated systems below ground. The double layer of the facade provides a distinct geometry of windows and opening in front of a more standard geometry of the interior volume. Seen in the context of GAD’s architecture strategy the aim was to give a speculative face to a building with these despair functions while uploading the brand values of Pinar. Overall the architects had to master the client’s business vision and combine the details of their manufacturing processes while factoring human elements in generating a new industrial building typology for the 21st century.
Gross Floor Area (mq)25650
Design teammustafa kemal kayis, emir drahsan, cemal erol, martina la vista, murat sokun
Curriculum studio / partecipantePrincipal and founder of GAD - Global Architectural Development, Gokhan Avcioglu and his design team have been producing dynamic, innovative concepts for projects ranging from small private homes to extensive Urban Master Plans in Turkey around the world for over twenty-five years.
Led by Mr. Avcioglu, the dedicated International creative staff of GAD takes an unconventional approach to creating projects that push the boundaries of architectural thinking. Supported by his GAD teams, Mr. Avcioglu has won numerous awards, including the 1997 Turkish Architecture Prize, a Bronze Medal in Miami Bienal in 2003, German Iconic Awards in 2014, Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award in 2015, 2014 and 2012,
MIPIM AR Future Awards in 2017, 2013 and 2012, and. The American Architecture Prize in 2017, WAFX Smart City Prize in2017 and AR Future Projects Awards, Jeu d’Esprit Prize in 2017. A number of his projects have been nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
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