Babylon Asmalımescit

Category: Retrofit
Location: Istanbul
Project Date: 2005
Client: Pozitif Publicity
Area: 300 m²
Team: Aydan Volkan, Selim Cengiç, Ayşe Akbaş Yıldırım

Babylon Concert Centre in Beyoglu, has been restored from an existing repair shop and its façade has been designed with a high visibility at night. The red metal-plated surface, which marks the entrance door in the middle of the large grey walls, is curved and transformed into a large sheet of eave that protects those entering and leaving the place while emphasizing the gate.

Because of the technical requirements, the air conditioning ducts on the entrance façade are stored in metal mesh boxes and their industrial character is tamed to a certain degree.