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IZMIR HISTORICAL COAL GAS FACTORY RESTORATION

PROJECT

To be completed by Europa Nostra:

HA-2012/

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EUROPEAN UNION PRIZE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE/
EUROPA NOSTRA AWARDS 2012
ENTRY FORM CATEGORY 1- CONSERVATION
The form should constitute part of a detailed entry dossier and be submitted by 1 October 2011 (date of sending) to:
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Title of the project (max. 60 characters)
IZMIR HISTORICAL COAL GAS FACTORY RESTORATION PROJECT
Name and address of the building / site / work of art
IZMIR HISTORICAL COAL GAS FACTORY
Umurbey Mahallesi Liman Caddesi no:20 Konak – Izmir – Turkey
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Building conservation
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Izmir Historical Gas Factory, situated at the rear area of the Port Izmir, was built in the second half of 19 Century by
Laidloux and Sons, a company from Glasgow. The factory is a complex of 8 buildings, which provided much of Izmir’s
heating services until recently. Having been closed down in 1994, it served as technical service and atelier for Izmir’s two
bus service providers until 2005 when Izmir Metropolitan Municipality decided that it restore this industrial heritage site as
a cultural, social and arts centre. Restoration work began in 2007 and finalised with the completion of landscaping work
in November 2008. The project restored and landscaped 8 most neat buildings and its surroundings to let citizens better
feel cultural, arts and social joy of Izmir’s city life.
A food-court zone transformed to a centre of attraction and enriched with water features, a shopping zone to support
historical buildings with additional sales units, a square for gathering where the historical water tank is situated in the
middle, an entertainment zone around the structurally different new building, a cultural zone where there are exhibition
halls and workshops, and a cinema and visual arts zone with habitable grass surface.

Start and completion date of the project (between September 2008 and September 2011)
10th of March 2005 – 18th of November 2011

Entrant
Name (title - first name - last name)
MR. BUGRA OZCOBAN
Function
EU AND PROJECTS EXPERT
Organisation
IZMIR METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY (IMM)
Address (Street name and number- postal code- town-country)
IBB Sosyal Hizmetler ve Projeler Dairesi Baskanligi
895 Sok. No:7 K:3 308 nolu oda
PK. 35250
Konak – Izmir
TURKEY
Telephone
0090.232.2931076
Mobile phone
0090.532.4259334
Email
bugraozcoban@izmir.bel.tr
Website
http://www.izmir.bel.tr/
http://www.izmir.bel.tr/Kultursanat/EtkinlikMerkezleri/TarihiHavagaziFabrikasi
http://www.izmir.bel.tr/en/projelerb.asp?pID=18&psID=0
http://www.izmir.bel.tr/projelerb.asp?pID=18&psID=0
http://www.mekan360.com/360fx_tarihihavagazifabrikasi-izmir-merkez.html
http://www.izmir.com.tr/Pages/Art/EventPlaces.aspx?placeid=55

Owner
Name (title - first name - last name)
MR. AZIZ KOCAOGLU (In the name of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality)
Function
MAYOR
Organisation
IZMIR METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY (IMM)
Address (Street name and number- postal code- town-country)
Cumhuriyet Bulvari No:1
PK. 35250
Konak – Izmir
TURKEY

Telephone
0090.232.2931200
Mobile phone
Email
him@izmir.bel.tr,
Project leader
Name (title - first name - last name)
MRS. EYLEM BASAR KAPLAN
Function
COORDINATOR – Development Agency, Project, and EU Relations Office
Organisation
IZMIR METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY
Address (Street name and number- postal code- town-country)
IBB Sosyal Hizmetler ve Projeler Dairesi Baskanligi
895 Sok. No:7 K:3 308 nolu oda
PK. 35250
Konak – Izmir
TURKEY
Telephone
0090.232.2933880
Mobile phone
0090.5326265658
Email
eylemkaplan@izmir.bel.tr
Other participants ( Name (title - first name - last name), organisation and role in project)

There are European equivalents of the Factory which were providing service in that period. Due to the proximity of the area to the Port of Izmir.05. Food-court zones were formed in front of Building 1. arts. Four tenders took place to achieve restoration: 1. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality funded the project from its own budget.2008 3. budgetary constraints. and an entertainment zone by timber flooring and building water features. and social activities can be fulfilled at the City Centre. phases of development. Approximate total cost is 6.07. Results: 1. Start date: 22. Therefore. The site created serves to contribute to intercultural transaction in Europe in the long run.11. it is an important centre for tourism. cultural and artistic life of Turkey and join it on demand. Vegetation works were done according to function and applied in a way to avoid sealing the buildings and separate zones from each other.715. The restoration construction work was invited for tender on 02. Izmir Historical Gas Factory is a European Industrial Heritage. 1 page only Aims of the Izmir Historical Gas Factory Restoration Project is: 1. Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer.2008. approximate total cost.686.2008 end date: 18. A shopping zone was formed by constructing additional sales units at the back of Building 4. which have been able to be conserved until today in European cities have been ascribed new functions and brought to city life. arts and social centre of the City of Izmir.03. funding arrangements.2005 2. It was constructed in Izmir with the existing technology in th the United Kingdom in the second half of the 19 century and at a time when it was a multicultural city where Europeans. To earn the Izmir City life a new centre of attraction by achieving the first coal gas factory restoration in Turkey that will contribute to European and Turkish Industrial Heritage Protection Studies by revealing a magnificent work of art. In addition.Concise summary The summary should cover: aims of the project and its results. they will be able to have an idea on old industry structures. 2. Transforming the factory site and buildings owned by the municipality to a place where cultural. The Factory was materialised as an important cultural. . Visiting tourists are able to experience the site by watching the social. a cultural zone was formed by gasometre visualisation and by forming open exhibition spaces. and the qualities which make it outstanding in a European context. At the same time. 2.200 Euros).2008 Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units.02. A cinema and visual arts zone was formed on the grass area. Landscaping work was invited for tender on 28. There were no partners involved and no budgetary constraints in the restoration work.2007. which studies restored equivalents in European cities. Levantine and the population of Ottoman subjects had lived. Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory Restoration Project is a model candidate to enhance common knowledge of the industrial heritage sector.02.05. An industrial heritage restoration work exemplary to Turkey was brought to City life by having restored and landscaped 8 registered buildings and its surroundings of Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory. Start date: 03.500 Turkish Liras (approximately 2. The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10. partners involved.2007 end date: 06. Some of these. 4. implementation.

used as Administrative Building.Description of the heritage. Big industrial enterprises like the Spinning Factory. was more recently used as bus and labour union personnel and restored to its original use on the upper floor and as WC on the lower. 600 lanterns for urban lighting were foreseen to be erected but with the number reaching 3000.2008). arts and social activities centre. by bus service providers of ESHOT and Izmir Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) before their alterations were made in line with the need of 1998 registered the buildings as 1st group of After permissions taken from Conservation Board. (IZULAS) of Izmir restoration. (start date: 22. According to the Restoration Project Work all additional buildings. Factory buildings were used for technical service. there were important developments in the industrial life of Izmir. an entertainment zone around the structurally different new building in the area. used as laboratory. including historical background. environmental pollution. and restored as Teahouse and Booth. . Edwards in 1959 to establish a Coal Gas Factory. and its extensive transfer grid. The Factory was managed by Izmir Coal Gas Company the headquarters of which was in London and administrative and technical staff in Izmir. and end of economic life Izmir Metropolitan Council decided for its close down and it officially ceased operation on 24. Details were solved with a vivid.30 high and 5. Since privileges of foreign companies were not extended in the Republican era.05.03. Izmir Electricity. which is one of Turkey’s largest export ports.2005. atelier and for personnel. A food-court zone transformed to a centre of attraction and enriched with water features. and restored as Workshop and Exhibition Hall. incorporated Izmir Coal Gas Company in 1945. used as Foundry Building. originally comprised of 2 structures. Structure 8 is the 46. it obstructed transition to electricity until the beginning of World War I. contract was signed with Akdemir Inc. The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10. Building 3.2007 end date: 06. Initially. Due to old technology. heritage protection status. was restored as Cafeteria. Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units. Building 6. Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer. a cultural zone where there are exhibition halls and workshops.11. Building 5. In terms of landscaping. With incremental growth in its trade volume in the second half of the 19th century. an affiliated establishment to the Municipality formed in 1943. Its ownership was registered with it in 1940. Water. constant losses. After tendering the landscaping work. and Water Factory were opened up. value and significance. Industrial usage shifted to those areas due to their proximity to Alsancak Train Station and Port. main function zones were determined in surrounding areas of buildings taking their functions into account. Building 4. except 8 registered buildings that have a construction area of 2549 square metre (sqm). were demolished on the 23244 sqm open area. provided modern services of urban lighting and heating services of the era to citizens. The Ottoman State’s granting foreigners the right to trade on Ottoman soil in 1838 and the following incremental trade volume growth. was more recently used as dining hall.Detailed description A . used as Engine Room was more recently used as Atelier and restored as Reading Room.10. and modern approach at the heritage area. brought about granting a 40 year privilege to journalist A. atelier and personnel Transport Services and Machinery Industry Ltd. Building 1. contract was signed with the company Akdemir Inc. Tramway General Directorate (ESHOT).07. a square for gathering and attraction centre where the historical water tank is situated in the middle. Building 2. After tendering the restoration construction work. Therefore factory equipment was taken out of buildings and that period. was more recently used as technical service and restored as Sales Unit.2008 end date: 18. a shopping zone to support historical buildings with additional sales units. it was turned into cultural. Eager not to lose the market at hand. The use of electricity came about as a cheaper alternative at the beginning the 20th century. and a cinema and visual arts zone (open space area) with habitable grass surface of 1800 sqm is located at the site. Izmir Municipality formed a City Gas Directorate and put the Factory into use. Maximum 1000 words Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory is situated next to the central neighbourhood of Alsancak at the District of Konak and behind the Port of Izmir. The factory had started to produce fuel for housing after the City turned to electric-lighting. Izmir Cultural and Natural Conservation Board decision in Immovable Cultural Assets.1994. which has an important place in late 19th century and early 20th century industrial buildings of Izmir. (start date: 03.2008). Building 7 used as Water Tank. The Coal Gas Factory was established by the company “Laidloux and Sons” the headquarters of which was in Glasgow. Coal Gas.14 metre in diametre Chimney and restored to its original. respectful. Izmir Coal Gas Company was transferred to Izmir Municipality in 1935. Bus. used as Atelier and restored as Social and Cultural Centre. Coal Gas Factory. the factory constructed additional buildings for capacity increase. The Factory.02.

it was awarded the “Metin Sozen Grand Protection Award of the Union of Historical Towns” on 22-24 May 2009. The gasometre mark was shown with use of different material at the lot. and the partial visualisation of the other gasometre was made by steel construction so that its interior would be used for exhibition purposes. and granite cube stones. . The old fabric was created with extracted stone pavements used around chimney and cafeteria.All trees at the site were preserved. Chosen ground pavements were compliant with buildings and were of granite. A 122 car-capacity parking lot of 2400 sqm and 5 decorative pools were constructed. floor brick. diabase. Among 43 competitive projects from 26 municipalities. 5 olive trees of 150 years of age were transferred to the site from areas of the city where uprooting was compulsory. IMM applied to “2008 Prize Competition for Promotion of Historical and Cultural Heritage Protection Projects and Applications” of the Union of Historical Towns with this restoration project.

The roof : Tile-lining hipped roof. Steel trusses placed on open space and two built-in concrete-based steel sections covered with wood. Furnace and its chimney. (6-1. Steel carrier components harmed. 1 window opened afterwards and 1 original window on upper-floor in east. Exterior coating done with aggregate coating. Opening in east to facilitate vehicle entrance. Concrete filling between bars. Wooden and profile windows on lower-floor. Entrance to buildings through two iron Gates. L bars built on truss carry the wood boarding. Originally comprised of two separated buildings. Stone wall bonding irregular. . upper floor is L bar. Arches of arched windows of fire brick. 3 types of windows detected. shrouded French tiles. some narrowed. 1 frameless window in east. Coating of later periods on walls. Additional floor is made of concrete columns. Changes in lower-floor windows and doors to link it with the additional building to the North. Building entrance in the west. Some doorways closed. New doorways opened at some locations.State of conservation and use of the heritage before the project commenced. No roof frame detected. Wooden roof board deformed at valley boards. 1 window and one door bound in the South. Roof comprises of steel truss. Building 3: Used as personnel and labour union building. 3 windows turned to doors and some windows bound in the east. Two-floor additional concrete structure built in east. Building 5: Used as atelier. additional building 6-2 and 6-3) 6-1 Lower-floor entrance is in the west. personnel and atelier.floor is reached by stairs constructed later in the South. Maximum 1000 words Building 1: Late-period additional concrete structures built inside the single-floor building. Roof cover is onduline 1 window opened afterwards in south. Two arched doors and windows made of firebricks in north lower-floor. 3 circled windows each on North and South. Additional constructions in east and west fronts. Main wall carrier made of L bars at certain intervals. Two basement arched windows each in east and west. All doors arched. Ceiling covering is plywood.Detailed description B . beams and floor covering. Lower-floor ground cover: terrazzo and ceiling: plywood. 2 original brick-framed windows in North. The upper. Firebrick frames on four side of building. Roof: 3 saddleback roofs formed with steel trusses. Roof demolished and replaced with deck roof. In the North side of roof. One of two doors in South turned to window and other bonded with concrete to obstruct entrance. Building 6: Used as dining hall. Deteriorations on boards. Exterior is coated. Two different arched window used on each floor. Upper-floor ground is veneer. Basement filled with debris. Interventions on windows due to functional change. Concrete filling between bars. Floor concrete and earth fill. Three luminaries on roof. Lower-floor window joinery is wood. Additional building to the east. Chimney mark on the side wall. 1 window opened afterwards on lower-floor and 1 original window on the upper-floor on south. 2 original firebrick-framed doors and 1 window in west. Windows on upper-floor iron profile. Built in the 1950s with reinforced concrete. Huge material loss on frames. Personnel showers on the second floor. in the South. The lower-floor covering is ceramic and ceiling concrete. window in the middle turned to door and 2 windows in total. Building 4: Single-floor building used as technical service. Stairs to upper floor replaced later on. Entrance circled with L bars. Main wall carrier made of L bars at certain intervals. On the upper-floor. Registered according to Conservation Board decision. Building 2: Deformed building floor used as Atelier. Firebrick frames and drips on four side of the building. Interior: segmented for functional use. Basement windows visible but entrance not detected. corrugated sheet. Building comprises of two spaces. The building was built with masonry system. joinery is of wood. Upper-floor covering is terrazzo and ceiling is suspended plywood ceiling. But two buildings were combined with an additional building.

windows and building sides. Material loss. 33 circle metal sheets. No changes in the east. Chimney slightly tilted after 40 metres. Each has original bars in front. Big losses on frames. material loss on side fillings. Lower floor windows bound on this side. 6 rows of brick laid on fronts. Some of the southern and northern windows are bonded. A room built later to the South. Iron windows and doors remain on west. Concrete filling between bars. Number 27 and 28 missing. Wooden roof trusses seen in patches. No window joinery detected. Trace of the stairs to the water tank is seen. 6-2 This building constructed at later times and due to be demolished during implementation stage. Square steel columns on ground floor extend to the upper floor. Lower-floor ceiling of timber beams. Additional building to the North. 6-3 Used as atelier. Building has no way up to the upper floor. Building 7: There is a 1. Aggregate coating used on exterior. . Tile frames around all windows and doors. No window or door in the east. There are little sheds next to building except south. Flooring partially disappeared.Main wall carrier made of L bars. losses seen in fillings. Chimney entrance bricked and closed.14 metres on the floor and 1. Roof cover is onduline. Concrete filling between bars. Some places concrete. 1 woodwork room at interior in the North. Window in the middle turned to door to pass to additional building in the middle. Inactive for a very long time and distorted. Upper floor covering is wood. Structure 8: Chimney diameter: 5. Tile frames on doors. Entrance in the west through 2 doors. Straight ladder is placed instead of the original one. Lower-floor windows on the east front are sash windows. There are two spaces and the wall between is damaged. Entrance in the west through two symmetrical doors. Roof comprises of steel truss.90 metres at peak. 1 window turned to door in the South to facilitate passage to additional building on upper floor.15 metre sheet metal water tank at the upper end of building walls. tarnish and salination on Chimney surface. Roof cover is onduline. Main wall carrier made of L bars. No changes in window and doors in the west.

use of appropriate building and conservation techniques. Transforming the factory site and buildings owned by the municipality to a place where cultural.05. f. Joints perfected and walls fortified by pumping chemicals through pipes laid between joints. 2. Antirust and oil-paint applied. Wood parquet laid on ground. Wood parquet laid on ground. Concrete demolished and rebuilt. and hand it down to next generations. and social activities can be fulfilled. restored as door. Tile lining renewed. To earn the Izmir City life a new centre of attraction by achieving the first coal gas factory restoration in Turkey that will contribute to European and Turkish Industrial Heritage Protection Studies by revealing a magnificent work of art. samples of stone wall bonding. Pitch board formed for joint liquid on the exterior and its original adhered to. glass reinforced coating applied. l. e. The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10. Line cleaned. results achieved. Deteriorated tiles removed. use of traditional crafts and skills. lining material on the side removed and perfected with natural stones. c. design and conservation work carried out. which has in the 19th century Izmir Industrial History met a modern urban need of the period. 2. Deteriorated steel sheeting on chimney exits renewed.02. Coating around cracks on the exterior scraped and corroded supporting bars on the interior removed. Chimney inside the building brushed. provisions for future use and maintenance. Photographs.2007. Building suspended until new columns replaced deteriorated supporting steel columns. and social activities can be fulfilled at the City Centre. state clearly if any related work still needs to be completed.07. Iron joinery door and window removed with care.2008 3. Old and worn moulding completed according to original sample. Decomposition works done on walls.05. Building 2: Additional shed and fuel tank demounted on northern front. New bars mounted replaced bars removed from roof. context in which the project was undertaken. albums and postcards of Izmir available at the IMM City Library archive were utilised from historical and technical point of view. m. arts. Protection of our industrial heritage.03. Windows and doors authentically restored making appropriate perfections following scraping marks. . Old Stone surfaces cleaned with sandblasting. d. k.11. arts. Parts of steel truss roof subject to corrosion removed. d. The window-turned door. cleaned and painted. Railway line found inside the building extending to the northern front outdoors. Exterior fortified by fixing cracks together with iron and binding wire (stitching method). j. b.2008 end date: 18.2008 Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units. Wooden roof board replaced and insulated. stages of implementation. historical and technical research. h. Exterior wall analysis reports were prepared. Crane system at interior demounted and its reinforced concrete carrier removed. Creation of an area at the Izmir City Centre where cultural. firm parts kept. Maximum 2000 words a. Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory Restoration Project Objectives: 1. New stairs constructed on door exits due to elevation difference and doors rendered functional. Roofing removed. implicit from traces on the wall. Building 1: Additional construction on east side of the building was demolished. g. scope of the project: aims and objectives. Results of drilling cores taken from the reinforced concrete additional structure (determined to become kitchen and toilet) was confirmed to have lost its carriage ability. response to urban or landscape context. Doors and windows opened detected from frame marks. design and technical problems involved and their chosen solutions both before and during the work.Detailed description C– a. Aims: 1. additions made. Landscaping work was invited for tender on 28. Walls coated and painted.02. Parts of steel sections deteriorated by corrosion and roof boards removed.2007 end date: 06. Start date: 03. i use of appropriate materials. Start date: 22. The restoration construction work was invited for tender on 02.2005 2. Tile frames produced in special moulds. insulating material applied on top and tiled. Frames cleaned by sandblasting. coating and coating stuff were analysed during project design stage c. and traces of history neatly reflected. Steel columns that lost carriage ability removed and replaced with new ones. Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer.2008. 4. Deteriorated bars on exterior and interior walls were changed and deterioration applied on necessary wall parts and perfected with authentic stones. Four tenders took place to achieve restoration: 1. b. Ground compacted with care. Preserved bars brushed and cleaned.

Windows closed at later times reopened and frames repaired. Floor covered with granite ceramic. External coating finished with aggregate coating compliant to original sample. Windows and doorways opened afterwards were closed.30 metres high. Original sample compliant external coating finished with aggregate coating. Washbasins placed afterwards demolished and walls scraped. The later revealed door at Building 1 and railway line once used to transfer coal from the port on wagons into the building were preserved and the line was exhibited by glass reinforced coating. new steel carriers mounted and carriers anchored to newly built base. Structures of no historical value and regularity were demolished. Interventions were decided on detection. additional concrete part inside the building removed. Stone surfaces on the exterior scraped by sandblasting. conservation of the rear Port area’s industrial sites was highly anticipated in the city. Interior coating scraped and cleaned. Coating and painting reparations completed.5 metre part. In the 2003 Work Plan.5 metre of the tilted chimney and reconstructing it with authentic material. static and mechanic work. Building 7: Surrounding sheds removed. e. Building 4: Additional structures on the east and west front were demolished first. Mark of the other gasometre was revealed during implementation. Roof frame authentically reconstructed. Design was based on site detections and old photographs due to abundant additional parts and scant documents on building’s history. Coating around cracks on the exterior scraped and corroded supporting bars on the interior removed. Closed windows opened. Building 5: Additional parts on east and west fronts demolished. The design process was difficult. Window-turned doors reopened. On the lower floor. . Terrazzo floor used on ground. when restoration started. plywood suspended ceilings replaced by veneer suspended ceiling. the IMM envisaged the factory as a Culture and Entertainment Centre. Aluminium suspended ceilings applied. The Conservation Board registered the Factory as a 1st Group Heritage site with its decision in 1998. The recent context was as follows: 1. remaining brushed. The additional concrete structure used as passway between part 6-1 and 6-3 demolished separating two locations. Building 6: Building comprises of three parts. Original compliant new timber stringers built on roof. and additional buildings had been constructed while it was in service. Structure 8 (Chimney): 46. In part 6-1. restitution and restoration projects were prepared following on-site works since written documents on the authentic use of the Factory had not been reached. it was proposed that the Factory be utilised as industrial heritage. organized by IMM in 2001. The most important problem in implementation was shortcomings in detection due to lack of building survey study. Wood parquet laid on ground. Windows confirmed to be opened afterwards were bonded with natural stones. All additional interior materials removed and the deteriorated ones of the main carrier timber stringers removed and fortified. Corroded water tank demounted. Missing window and wall tiles and frames replaced with compliant originals. Roof frame authentically reconstructed and covered with French tiles. No implementation was done based on comment. Door and window profiles replaced according to its project. It required serious architectural. Building survey. reinforced concrete flooring built afterwards demolished. Toilet locations were coated with ceramic of choice matching historical building. tiles were demounted. The roof restored with rebuilt wooden truss. Gasometre building visualisation was conceptualised according to photographs found. 3. Each trace found was restored to its original use and conserved. f. At the “Izmir Port Area Urban Design Contest”. All windows and doors constructed with aluminium materials compliant with project. The one of the most stringent issues in restoration implementation was demounting top 6. Insulating material applied on roof board and covered with French tiles. Stone surfaces cleaned on the exterior by sandblasting. Coating around cracks on the exterior scraped and corroded supporting bars on the interior removed. Structural deformations in buildings were re-examined with scraping and fortification methods chosen. cleaned and painted. Cracked parts stitched and missing parts complemented with original compliant materials. Mosaic frame on the floor removed. Interior coating done and painted. New one placed by means of a crane. Elevation done on the floor and covered with wood parquet. 2. A cone-shaped scaffolding system contracting towards the top was mounted to ease repair. Andesitic covering used on the floor. In order to correct the tilt in the last 6. Parts of steel section roof subject to corrosion removed. Unstable floor beams replaced and covered with wooden parquet. Windows opened on the exterior as measures stated in plans and iron joinery removed. Scrapings on coating enabled easier analysis on building carrier system and the period it belonged to. Exterior fortified by stitching method on crack detected sections following sectional scrapings. Exterior fortified by stitching method on crack detected sections.Building 3: Additional constructions on the exterior were demolished. In 2005. New locations formed as stated in project. Interior coated and painted. Drainage works of all buildings completed. Wooden roof boards replaced and covered with French tiles.

the Factory is under the responsibility of the IMM Culture and Sports Department. Healthy ones were preserved and imperfect ones were originally corrected in Building 2. with IMM Council decision on 30. 4. l. constituting a wide area in the city centre. 4. Film club screenings are held on Wednesdays between June and September. glass mosaics and factory workshops are held. Upper level. Buildings 2. Reading Halls are also available. settlement is uncontrolled and disorderly. steel section and firebrick was used.2008. 4. Buildings having problems with their carrier systems were reinforced with steel sections. m. The lower level kitchen is run by Grand Plaza Inc. Buildings 2.2. upper level.). All activities are free-of-charge. providing new functions to the Factory buildings after restoration will breathe new life into the city. The Coal Gas Factory project was completed in accordance with its restoration aims. In Building 1 and its surrounding open field. 1.5 and 6: authentic renewal of vestigial roof components. Opened on 27. The project used masonry construction technique.. Products produced within the IMM Vocational and Craft courses are sold and Fashion designers’ collections are exhibited here. Shopping zone has additional sales units. The restoration works are an example to land owners of the possibility to convert idle and unorganised structures into a city attraction. which was planned as a Reading Hall. Due to the fast industrialisation around the rear port area. arts and social centre of the City of Izmir. The cafeteria. Open air concerts began in the Visual Arts Zone in 2009. and 6: renewal of crack parts on walls and replacement of deteriorated carrier bars and fortification by stitching method in crack-detected sections. i. k. All the maintenance and repair costs are covered by the IMM. The Factory was materialised as an important cultural. Buildings 1. and 6: external coating. 2. and courses and workshops in various fields of Art are held in the area. restaurant and exhibition areas were leased to the Grand Plaza Inc. Materials used on masonry constructions such as wood. h. 3. is used as Administrative Unit. is used as Wedding Hall in winter. paintings. Buildings 1.4. is used as a Meeting Hall. and Buildings 2. It is allocated to the use of Municipality and NGO meetings. etc. Moulds were taken from decorations found at steel truss joints and mouldings on all interior walls. Building 5. events such as receptions and dinners are held. stone. As the first historical Coal Gas Factory restoration in Turkey. The cafeteria hosts meetings and social events. Building 4 includes work offices. social and art services have closed the gap in this field. The establishment of a private University building as a result of an arrangement of old warehouses and ateliers close to the Factory.12.01. .2009. Art and Cultural events (concerts. cinevision shows. Building 3. An industrial heritage restoration work exemplary to Turkey was brought to City life by having restored and landscaped 8 registered buildings and its surroundings of Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory. Art and sculpture exhibitions. and 7: decomposition on walls and injection. Free cultural. j. These were applied on specific buildings. Building 2. visual shows are on display and dance. photography. gives hopeful messages about the area’s future. and at exhibition areas are exhibits of artworks. run by Grand Plaza Inc. Drainage was built around all buildings. In Building 6.g. Culture and Arts Directorate. 5 ve 6: authentic interior coating.

Nak. Contract was signed with the company Akdemir Inc. Landscaping work was invited for tender on 28. İnş. İth.1 is the 9 newly constructed shopping units Total construction period: 400 days Project cost: 62.02. It assumed work on 03.05.02.2008 and finished on 18.2008 for 2.2008 Date of completion of work: 06. and any difficulties overcome in the process of completing the project.05.2008 Contractor Company: Akdemir Mad. The work was finished under the control of municipal architects and engineers. The restoration construction work was invited for tender on 02.000 TL Construction cost: 5. financial and management arrangements.216. Maximum 500 words Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory is owned by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality (IMM).000 TL Refurbishment: 88. Four tenders took place to achieve restoration of factory buildings. Tur. Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units.07.500 TL The project finished on 18. Şti.18.55 TL.2007 and finished on 06. prepared restoration projects of buildings. Contributions and involvement of each partner should be clearly indicated.11. Tic.000 TL Grand Plaza: 425. The Municipality had the restoration work done.200 TL. San.500 TL Vegetation: 240. Site delivery date: 03.000 Turkish Liras (TL). The work was finished under the control of municipal architects and engineers.287.Detailed description D .2008.11.900.174.2005 with the project designer for 62.07. It assumed work on 22.03. Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer for 11. Total plot area: 23244 sqm Building area restored: 2549 sqm (9 buildings) . The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10.12.05. Town Planning. İhr.11.02 TL. The opening ceremony was held on 27.2008 for 3.2008 .2007 .22.715.02. Architecture.2007. Contract was signed with Akdemir Inc. .2008.000 TL Total: 6. Restoration Inc.2008.Costs. E-S Construction. Architects and engineers of the IMM prepared the landscaping project.

The aim in restoration is the use of structures after being repaired. even though they were industrial structures. it is an important centre for tourism. and an aesthetic vision was created. which studies restored equivalents in European cities. Izmir Historical Gas Factory is a European Industrial Heritage. which are provided free-of-charge to various age groups with the support of professionals. and the Factory workshop. The moving image workshop. European added-value. At the same time. with its unique lighting system rejuvenates visitors from visual point of view. cultural and artistic life of Turkey and join it on demand. Each passing day the Centre enters City life with new activities. It hosts citizen with a fabric that comes down from the past with cultural activities. Ascribing cultural and artistic activities to Coal Gas Factory buildings and the making of landscaping in a way to support this has developed the identity of the area. It was ensured that the buildings were sensed in a neat but picturesque fashion. which has the target of handing down our historical richness to the modern-day and next generations by refunctioning this type of an industrial building group. Visiting tourists are able to experience the site by watching the social. which have been able to be conserved until today in European cities have been ascribed new functions and brought to city life. historical. Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory Restoration Project is a model candidate to enhance common knowledge of the industrial heritage sector. photography workshop. Therefore. The Coal Gas Factory restoration has successfully fulfilled this. they will be able to have an idea on old industry structures. educational and/or social value. It was constructed in Izmir with the existing technology in th the United Kingdom in the second half of the 19 century and at a time when it was a multicultural city where Europeans. Levantine and the population of Ottoman subjects lived. To be at the Coal Gas Factory at night. dance workshop.Contribution of the project to the conservation and enhancement of the cultural heritage: impact on conservation policy and practice. arts and training courses. is today a complex used for many functions. The project. cultural. and workshops. So it hosts its visitors with a fabric that comes down from the past. Due to the proximity of the area to the Port of Izmir. The site created serves to contribute to intercultural transaction in Europe in the long run. Some of these.Detailed description E . . It serves as a very important model for policies and applications in the field of conservation. make important contributions to artistic skills development of attendants. painting workshop. Special importance was given to building lighting during landscaping work. Maximum 500 words Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory Project is the first Coal Gas Factory Restoration Application in Turkey. There are European equivalents of the Factory which were providing service in that period. environmental. Aesthetic features of the buildings came into prominence after restoration applications. glass mosaic workshop.

A site-plan C . preferably to the scale of 1:10 000.CD ROM 1 is for quick reference by the jury. on which the building or site is clearly marked B .during – after) 2 CD ROMs (two identical copies) including PDF entry dossier and low resolution (< 150kB) photographs in jpeg format 1 CD ROM including PDF entry dossier and high resolution photographs in jpeg or tiff format Dossiers which fail to fulfil the requirements will not be presented to the jury . A4 format (no fold-outs larger than A3 format) Photographs (historical . section and elevation drawings. All alterations/new additions should be clearly marked.Plans. 3 . Three (3) CD ROMs The dossier in PDF format and the photographs must also be sent on three (3) CD ROMs: 1 . laid out together in the dossier. Wherever possible. Photographs Good quality colour prints showing clearly the overall situation and important details of the project. please include photos of the works in progress.and post-restoration conditions. Entrants of winning schemes may be asked to provide additional photographs or material for press and promotional purposes. All printed photos should be clearly captioned.A location-plan. Photo files on this CD ROM should be in high resolution (300dpi) and in jpeg or tiff format only. Photo files on this CD ROM should be in jpeg format only and not exceed 150kB each. Photo files on this CD ROM should be in jpeg format only and not exceed 150kB each. Photos must include BEFORE and AFTER views. 2– CD ROM 2 is for the assessment on location done by a local expert prior to the Jury meeting. please ANNEX to the form: Drawings A4 format (no fold-outs larger than A3 format) A .before . this should help you to prepare a complete dossier in compliance with the Conditions of Entry) Cover-page with the name and a photograph of the building / site / work of art The completed and signed entry form Drawings.To complete the dossier. showing pre. Checklist (please check each item. preferably from the same viewpoint.CD ROM 3 contains ready for print files for possible inclusion in the magazine that will be published on the occasion of the European Heritage Awards Ceremony.

I confirm that I have obtained permission from the owners of the copyright for Europa Nostra.2011 First submission/ Resubmission I confirm that this is the first time that this project has been submitted for the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards □ This is a resubmission for the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. signature and stamp of entrant Date 30.Declaration of entrant I wish to submit the above-named entry to the 2012 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. Name. The registration number and title of the previous submission was: _________________ Name and signature of entrant .09. to freely use the photographs and material submitted (and others subsequently requested) for all purposes of publication and promotion of the Awards. I have enclosed the required documentation (see ‘Dossier requirements for Category 1') and agree to the conditions set up by the Awards scheme.

as the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and owner of Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory consent to the submission of the property for the 2012 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Prize. Signature of the owner Date 30. Aziz Kocaoglu.Declaration of owner I. Mr. S.2011 On Behalf of the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Dr. Sirri Aydogan Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality .09.

grant permission for Europa Nostra.Declaration of photographer I. Resat Yoruk. who own the copyrights of the photographs. Date 30. to freely use the photographs and material submitted (and others subsequently requested) for all purposes of publication and promotion of the Awards.2011 .09. Mr.

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