Ipekyol Textile Factory
Edirne, Turkey
Aga Khan Award Winner
Recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010.

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. 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. The architect responded with a single, large structure where administration and production spaces were integrated under one roof, breaking down hierarchies between front- and back-of-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. 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. 

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Demirkapi Mevkii, Kirklareli Yolu Uzeri, Edirne, Turkey
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Events
construction 2005-2006
Design 2004-2005
completion 2006
Dimensions
20,000 m²
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Ipekyol Textile Factory
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Building Usages
factory
industrial
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Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winner