Ipekyol Textile Factory / Emre Arolat Architects

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Ipekyol Textile Factory / Emre Arolat Architects

Ipekyol Textile Factory / Emre Arolat Architects

The Ipekyol factory, a custom-designed facility for a manufacturer of high-quality textiles, represents a successful collaboration between a client and an architect in developing a spatial strategy that integrates production goals with the well-being of employees.

Ipekyol Textile Factory / Emre Arolat Architects

Key design objectives focused on a single U-shaped volume that makes full use of the site as well as the use of local materials, reduced energy use, and enhanced thermal performance.

Ipekyol Textile Factory / Emre Arolat Architects

The architect responded with a single, large structure where administration and production spaces were integrated under one roof, breaking down hierarchies between front- and backof-house functions. The form of the building conveys its function, its U-shape responding to the demands of the production line, from inception to the packaging and dispatch of the garments.

Ipekyol Textile Factory / Emre Arolat Architects

The glazed southern facade, five internal courtyards, as well as gardens and light wells give each user access to natural light and views of nature, and the spaces also provide recreational areas for the workers.

Project Details:
Location: Edirne, Turkey
Architect: Emre Arolat Architectswww.emrearolat.com
Client: Deyko, Twist Giyim
Completed: 2006
Design: 2004-2005
Site size: 20’000 m²
Awards: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2010

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