An important requirement of the brief of the factory was the
manufacturing process should be on one level. This effectively prescribed a groundscraper solution, a huge 23,250 square metres of floor space, designed to implement a flow diagram and accommodate multiple production lines. The building evinces strong, horizontal lines with interest
provided by the roof structure, which incorporates a system of adjustable rooflights. Daylighting was an essential requirement of the design of the building and emphasis was placed on calculating the direction of sunlight throughout the day and adjusting the orlentation of the builgding.
Contemporary museum concepts underpin the design of the furniture showroom area, which is conceived as a flexible space, to accommodate changes in exhibits over time and for developments in marketing and display techniques. The geometry of the exhibition space, sightly angled away from the offices and factory, expresses its seperate function. The
building includes a multipurpose space for confernces and a restaurant and these too, by a subtitle shift of geometry display an architectural tectonic that alludes to the manufactured products. There is a clear structural logic
throughout the mega project and the integration with building services enhances the products on display.
The showroom and the factory are connected by a narrow bridge, a communication device that commences at the upper level of the showroom and runs the full length of the factory crossing the various production lines and serves to monitor production in the factory. The bridge metaphorically
acts as a channel connecting the process and the product. The notion of bridges and connectivity is a recurring theme in the work of Tabanlioglu Architects.
Site Area: 50.000 m2
Construction Area: 37.686 m2
TUNACELIK FURNITURE FACTORY & SHOWROOM
1997 / istanbul