Posts Tagged ‘Turkstroj’

Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of Modern Architectural Heritage

June 17, 2017

Case Study: Great Warehouse of the Kayseri Sümerbank Textile Factory
Burak Asiliskender, Nilüfer Yöney / AGU
REHAB 20173rd International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Structures
Braga/Portugal, 14-16 June 2017

Kayseri Sümerbank Textile Factory Complex (Ivan Nikolaev for Turkstroj, 1932-1935), one of the most important examples of Modern Architectural Heritage in Turkey, has been abandoned through privatization in 1999 and allotted to Abdullah Gül University in 2012 to be used for higher education. The so-called Great Warehouse, a long and narrow building measuring 135x45m and 6,000m2 and planned as a high single-story space, designated with a function centering on education in the master plan, became the focus of the first restoration and adaptive reuse project at the campus. Following the completion of the design project in 2014, the implementation took one-and-a-half years and the building was opened in September 2016.

REHAB   Conference Program


From Production to Education; Re-Using Sumerbank Kayseri Warehouse

October 22, 2015

Dalla Produzione All’educazione; Riutilizzo il Kayseri Sümerbank Magazzino
Nilüfer Yöney, Burak Asiliskender / AGÜ

REUSO Valencia 2015
III Congreso Internacional sobre Documentación, Conservación,  y Reutilización del Patrimonio Arquitectónico

Valencia, 22-24 October 2015

Kayseri Sümerbank Textile Factory (1932-1935) designed and funded by the U.S.S.R. was among the first large-scaled industrial establishments and early examples of reinforced concrete construction in Turkey. The Great Warehouse currently under restoration as part of Abdullah Gül University Campus is a long and narrow building measuring 135x45m and will house classrooms, faculty offices, a multi-purpose hall, a refractory and café. The re-use project distinguishes the new additions from the original building through the use different structure, materials and textures: The classrooms and offices
are designed as a freestanding steel structure inside the original wide-spanning skeletal reinforced concrete building. The original concrete surfaces will be left exposed without any enlargements to the narrow element sections while original steel window frames and sliding doors will be preserved in-situ. The demolished sections of the façades will be reconstructed as transparent surfaces. Damaged load-bearing elements will be clad in steel, and structural strengthening interventions will be kept at a minimum in order to preserve the original architectural and structural characteristics.