OPEN, WELCOMING AND FESTIVE
The E5 Shopping Center, a compact festive market place, is located on the main road, in a large, densely populated middle class residential area of İstanbul, an important shopping and commercial zone for İstanbul. The design is an elegant, steel and glass, five storey ‘U’ shaped boxes. The interior is proposed as a spacious atrium surrounded by shops, sides linked by bridges, a basic of the center is the ice rink. Subverting the earliest mall concepts, which were inward looking entities, a glazed atrium faces the highway exposing the inner activity of the shopping center to the gaze of passersby. The projecting box with a terrace accommodating cafes and restaurants overlooks the cityscape.