AUTOPIA constructed in partnership of Keleşoğlu İnşaat and Gül İnşaat having 40 years of industry experience and tradition of carrying out the successful projects is the first automobile shopping center of Turkey and the greatest automobile shopping center of Europe.
There are 470 stores in the project having salable and rentable area of 117,000 square meters with an investment of 150 million dollars. Designed as a 365-day automobile exhibition, AUTOPIA is the world’s first shopping center with a test drive track. It is also the only shopping center that can be visited by car thanks to its special tribune system.
Autopia, which is the largest shopping center in Europe in terms of square meters, is a project that has applied to important competitions in the worldwide in terms of design and function in architecture. It is the first shopping center with the exterior which is heat-resistant glass cladding in Turkey.
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Atatürk Mahallesi, E-5 Üzeri, Adnan Kahveci, 34522 Beylikdüzü/İstanbulGet Direction
Born in 1962 in Ankara, I graduated from İTÜ Faculty of Architecture in 1982. I must admit I was luckier than those architects of previous periods that for my education and professional working life coincided to the period when Turkish people was already in permanent settlements, living in same housing or neighborhood, having lasting social objectives and accordingly, started to care their living and working quarters, I had the chance of to practice my profession easily and with plenty of means. Furthermore, I must say that we are actually witnessing and pioneering a period of substantial architectural lift-off with abundance of materials (firstly with import and then, production), open-minded and daring approach of client range, and advanced traveling and communication opportunities.
He founded GAD (Global Architectural Development) company in Istanbul in 1994, and GAD Foundation in 2014 in order to conduct and share studies on architecture and settlement culture. These two different organizations founded by Gökhan Avcıoğlu, who completed his architectural education at KSÜ, develops and regularly shares intellectual ideas through various channels on construction and development techniques as well as architectural heritage, architectural space, present-day needs, future lives, and even, living on other planets.
He created over 250 projects by means of the GAD office in 25 years for different functions and varying stages, and accomplished constructions of several of them.
We continue working on the projects at the most distinguished locations of Istanbul.