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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:
Elena Bianchi, Heritage Awards Coordinator, Lange Voorhout 35, NL - 2514 EC Den Haag, The Netherlands
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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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Brief description of the conservation work (max. 200 words)
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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)

Four tenders took place to achieve restoration: 1.07.2008 end date: 18. Therefore. The Factory was materialised as an important cultural. 4.2008 3. and social activities can be fulfilled at the City Centre. and an entertainment zone by timber flooring and building water features. and the qualities which make it outstanding in a European context. Landscaping work was invited for tender on 28.500 Turkish Liras (approximately 2. Start date: 03.686.02. Due to the proximity of the area to the Port of Izmir. Transforming the factory site and buildings owned by the municipality to a place where cultural. which have been able to be conserved until today in European cities have been ascribed new functions and brought to city life. The site created serves to contribute to intercultural transaction in Europe in the long run. 1 page only Aims of the Izmir Historical Gas Factory Restoration Project is: 1.02. The restoration construction work was invited for tender on 02.2008. A shopping zone was formed by constructing additional sales units at the back of Building 4. partners involved.2007. Food-court zones were formed in front of Building 1. budgetary constraints. arts and social centre of the City of Izmir. they will be able to have an idea on old industry structures.Concise summary The summary should cover: aims of the project and its results.11.200 Euros).2008 Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units. Levantine and the population of Ottoman subjects had lived. phases of development. Approximate total cost is 6. approximate total cost. Visiting tourists are able to experience the site by watching the social. A cinema and visual arts zone was formed on the grass area. . 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. Results: 1. Izmir Historical Gas Factory is a European Industrial Heritage.715. Some of these. Start date: 22. a cultural zone was formed by gasometre visualisation and by forming open exhibition spaces. implementation. 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.2005 2. 2.03. funding arrangements. Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer. There were no partners involved and no budgetary constraints in the restoration work.2007 end date: 06. There are European equivalents of the Factory which were providing service in that period. In addition. it is an important centre for tourism. At the same time. which studies restored equivalents in European cities. 2.05. arts. The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10.05. Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory Restoration Project is a model candidate to enhance common knowledge of the industrial heritage sector. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality funded the project from its own budget. 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.

heritage protection status.2008). main function zones were determined in surrounding areas of buildings taking their functions into account. were demolished on the 23244 sqm open area. 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. The Factory was managed by Izmir Coal Gas Company the headquarters of which was in London and administrative and technical staff in Izmir. The use of electricity came about as a cheaper alternative at the beginning the 20th century. In terms of landscaping. the factory constructed additional buildings for capacity increase. used as Atelier and restored as Social and Cultural Centre. and end of economic life Izmir Metropolitan Council decided for its close down and it officially ceased operation on 24. Industrial usage shifted to those areas due to their proximity to Alsancak Train Station and Port. brought about granting a 40 year privilege to journalist A. there were important developments in the industrial life of Izmir. which is one of Turkey’s largest export ports.2005. Izmir Coal Gas Company was transferred to Izmir Municipality in 1935. Coal Gas. According to the Restoration Project Work all additional buildings. used as Engine Room was more recently used as Atelier and restored as Reading Room.02. atelier and personnel Transport Services and Machinery Industry Ltd.2007 end date: 06. 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.05. (start date: 03.14 metre in diametre Chimney and restored to its original.2008 end date: 18.10. The Factory. Structure 8 is the 46. The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10. A food-court zone transformed to a centre of attraction and enriched with water features. Coal Gas Factory. constant losses. provided modern services of urban lighting and heating services of the era to citizens. a cultural zone where there are exhibition halls and workshops. originally comprised of 2 structures.2008). used as Foundry Building.30 high and 5. The factory had started to produce fuel for housing after the City turned to electric-lighting. Building 2. respectful. . 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.Detailed description A . Initially.07. and modern approach at the heritage area. except 8 registered buildings that have a construction area of 2549 square metre (sqm). was more recently used as technical service and restored as Sales Unit. an affiliated establishment to the Municipality formed in 1943.03. After tendering the restoration construction work. Building 7 used as Water Tank. it obstructed transition to electricity until the beginning of World War I. Big industrial enterprises like the Spinning Factory. After tendering the landscaping work. Water. 600 lanterns for urban lighting were foreseen to be erected but with the number reaching 3000. contract was signed with Akdemir Inc. Building 5. which has an important place in late 19th century and early 20th century industrial buildings of Izmir. incorporated Izmir Coal Gas Company in 1945. used as laboratory. was restored as Cafeteria. a square for gathering and attraction centre where the historical water tank is situated in the middle. Details were solved with a vivid. used as Administrative Building. Since privileges of foreign companies were not extended in the Republican era. and Water Factory were opened up. Tramway General Directorate (ESHOT). and restored as Teahouse and Booth. Building 6. Edwards in 1959 to establish a Coal Gas Factory. Building 3. atelier and for personnel. Bus. Building 1. The Coal Gas Factory was established by the company “Laidloux and Sons” the headquarters of which was in Glasgow. Izmir Cultural and Natural Conservation Board decision in Immovable Cultural Assets. environmental pollution. Due to old technology.1994. (start date: 22. including historical background.11. Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units. With incremental growth in its trade volume in the second half of the 19th century. Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer.Description of the heritage. The Ottoman State’s granting foreigners the right to trade on Ottoman soil in 1838 and the following incremental trade volume growth. value and significance. and restored as Workshop and Exhibition Hall. was more recently used as dining hall. a shopping zone to support historical buildings with additional sales units. Its ownership was registered with it in 1940. Izmir Electricity. and its extensive transfer grid. (IZULAS) of Izmir restoration. contract was signed with the company Akdemir Inc. Izmir Municipality formed a City Gas Directorate and put the Factory into use. Building 4. and a cinema and visual arts zone (open space area) with habitable grass surface of 1800 sqm is located at the site. an entertainment zone around the structurally different new building in the area. it was turned into cultural. Therefore factory equipment was taken out of buildings and that period. Eager not to lose the market at hand. Factory buildings were used for technical service. arts and social activities centre.

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

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

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

Doors and windows opened detected from frame marks. and social activities can be fulfilled at the City Centre. f.2005 2. Exterior wall analysis reports were prepared. and traces of history neatly reflected. The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10. Building 2: Additional shed and fuel tank demounted on northern front. b. 2. use of appropriate building and conservation techniques. i use of appropriate materials. Tile frames produced in special moulds. m.07.03. insulating material applied on top and tiled. Joints perfected and walls fortified by pumping chemicals through pipes laid between joints. implicit from traces on the wall. Deteriorated bars on exterior and interior walls were changed and deterioration applied on necessary wall parts and perfected with authentic stones. Concrete demolished and rebuilt. 4. coating and coating stuff were analysed during project design stage c. Protection of our industrial heritage. Landscaping work was invited for tender on 28. The window-turned door. context in which the project was undertaken. The restoration construction work was invited for tender on 02. lining material on the side removed and perfected with natural stones. scope of the project: aims and objectives. design and technical problems involved and their chosen solutions both before and during the work. Parts of steel sections deteriorated by corrosion and roof boards removed. Crane system at interior demounted and its reinforced concrete carrier removed. 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. Old and worn moulding completed according to original sample. Deteriorated tiles removed. d. historical and technical research. which has in the 19th century Izmir Industrial History met a modern urban need of the period. Tile lining renewed. provisions for future use and maintenance. response to urban or landscape context. Antirust and oil-paint applied. Old Stone surfaces cleaned with sandblasting. k. New stairs constructed on door exits due to elevation difference and doors rendered functional. Walls coated and painted.2008 Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units.2007 end date: 06. stages of implementation. Creation of an area at the Izmir City Centre where cultural. Wooden roof board replaced and insulated. cleaned and painted. Chimney inside the building brushed.05. Four tenders took place to achieve restoration: 1. Wood parquet laid on ground.Detailed description C– a. j.2008 end date: 18. Building 1: Additional construction on east side of the building was demolished. e. 2. and social activities can be fulfilled.05. d. Ground compacted with care.02. Pitch board formed for joint liquid on the exterior and its original adhered to. h. c. Decomposition works done on walls. Preserved bars brushed and cleaned. design and conservation work carried out.2008 3.2008. restored as door. New bars mounted replaced bars removed from roof. Photographs. l. Building suspended until new columns replaced deteriorated supporting steel columns. Line cleaned. Parts of steel truss roof subject to corrosion removed. Railway line found inside the building extending to the northern front outdoors. Deteriorated steel sheeting on chimney exits renewed. Start date: 22. and hand it down to next generations. 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. Transforming the factory site and buildings owned by the municipality to a place where cultural. Start date: 03. Steel columns that lost carriage ability removed and replaced with new ones. albums and postcards of Izmir available at the IMM City Library archive were utilised from historical and technical point of view. Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory Restoration Project Objectives: 1. firm parts kept. glass reinforced coating applied. Frames cleaned by sandblasting. state clearly if any related work still needs to be completed. Exterior fortified by fixing cracks together with iron and binding wire (stitching method). g. Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer. Coating around cracks on the exterior scraped and corroded supporting bars on the interior removed. arts. Aims: 1. results achieved. use of traditional crafts and skills.11. Wood parquet laid on ground. additions made. Windows and doors authentically restored making appropriate perfections following scraping marks. Roofing removed.02. . Maximum 2000 words a. samples of stone wall bonding. Iron joinery door and window removed with care.2007. b. arts.

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

The Coal Gas Factory project was completed in accordance with its restoration aims. Reading Halls are also available. Building 3. constituting a wide area in the city centre. stone. the Factory is under the responsibility of the IMM Culture and Sports Department. social and art services have closed the gap in this field. j. Film club screenings are held on Wednesdays between June and September. The Factory was materialised as an important cultural. events such as receptions and dinners are held. h. steel section and firebrick was used. . paintings.). and 7: decomposition on walls and injection. All the maintenance and repair costs are covered by the IMM. 4. Buildings 1. cinevision shows. 4. Opened on 27.4. Buildings 1. providing new functions to the Factory buildings after restoration will breathe new life into the city.01.2. Open air concerts began in the Visual Arts Zone in 2009. The project used masonry construction technique. The cafeteria. Upper level. Free cultural. and courses and workshops in various fields of Art are held in the area. Products produced within the IMM Vocational and Craft courses are sold and Fashion designers’ collections are exhibited here. The lower level kitchen is run by Grand Plaza Inc. Buildings 2. Due to the fast industrialisation around the rear port area. 5 ve 6: authentic interior coating. The establishment of a private University building as a result of an arrangement of old warehouses and ateliers close to the Factory.2008. Healthy ones were preserved and imperfect ones were originally corrected in Building 2. Art and sculpture exhibitions. which was planned as a Reading Hall. 2. is used as Administrative Unit. restaurant and exhibition areas were leased to the Grand Plaza Inc. Building 2. The restoration works are an example to land owners of the possibility to convert idle and unorganised structures into a city attraction. and 6: external coating. and at exhibition areas are exhibits of artworks. As the first historical Coal Gas Factory restoration in Turkey. m. 4. All activities are free-of-charge.g. i. settlement is uncontrolled and disorderly. is used as a Meeting Hall. and 6: renewal of crack parts on walls and replacement of deteriorated carrier bars and fortification by stitching method in crack-detected sections. is used as Wedding Hall in winter. glass mosaics and factory workshops are held. Building 5. Art and Cultural events (concerts.2009. In Building 1 and its surrounding open field. 3. Buildings having problems with their carrier systems were reinforced with steel sections. These were applied on specific buildings. 1. It is allocated to the use of Municipality and NGO meetings. Buildings 2.12. k. Culture and Arts Directorate. Shopping zone has additional sales units. photography. Moulds were taken from decorations found at steel truss joints and mouldings on all interior walls. etc. Materials used on masonry constructions such as wood. run by Grand Plaza Inc. Building 4 includes work offices. with IMM Council decision on 30.. gives hopeful messages about the area’s future. 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. In Building 6. The cafeteria hosts meetings and social events. Drainage was built around all buildings. and Buildings 2. arts and social centre of the City of Izmir.5 and 6: authentic renewal of vestigial roof components. upper level. visual shows are on display and dance. l.

Tur. prepared restoration projects of buildings. Site delivery date: 03.02.2008. Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer for 11.02. It assumed work on 03.05.2007 and finished on 06. Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units. Town Planning.03. Maximum 500 words Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory is owned by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality (IMM). It assumed work on 22.2008 and finished on 18.55 TL. Four tenders took place to achieve restoration of factory buildings.2008 for 3.2008 Date of completion of work: 06.11.900. The restoration construction work was invited for tender on 02. The work was finished under the control of municipal architects and engineers. Contributions and involvement of each partner should be clearly indicated. San. The opening ceremony was held on 27.02 TL.500 TL The project finished on 18. E-S Construction. Contract was signed with the company Akdemir Inc. The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10. İth.2007.000 TL Grand Plaza: 425. Restoration Inc.Detailed description D .2008.18.05.2008 .500 TL Vegetation: 240.11. Contract was signed with Akdemir Inc. Tic. and any difficulties overcome in the process of completing the project.715.12.07.2008.287. The Municipality had the restoration work done.02.000 TL Total: 6.11.200 TL. The work was finished under the control of municipal architects and engineers. Architects and engineers of the IMM prepared the landscaping project. Architecture.174.000 TL Refurbishment: 88. Total plot area: 23244 sqm Building area restored: 2549 sqm (9 buildings) . financial and management arrangements.216.07.05.2008 Contractor Company: Akdemir Mad.2008 for 2. Şti.1 is the 9 newly constructed shopping units Total construction period: 400 days Project cost: 62.2007 .000 Turkish Liras (TL). .22. İnş.000 TL Construction cost: 5. Nak.2005 with the project designer for 62. İhr.Costs. Landscaping work was invited for tender on 28.

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

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. 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. showing pre.Plans. on which the building or site is clearly marked B . Entrants of winning schemes may be asked to provide additional photographs or material for press and promotional purposes. Wherever possible. Photo files on this CD ROM should be in jpeg format only and not exceed 150kB each. please include photos of the works in progress. Photo files on this CD ROM should be in high resolution (300dpi) and in jpeg or tiff format only. Photos must include BEFORE and AFTER views. A4 format (no fold-outs larger than A3 format) Photographs (historical . please ANNEX to the form: Drawings A4 format (no fold-outs larger than A3 format) A . Three (3) CD ROMs The dossier in PDF format and the photographs must also be sent on three (3) CD ROMs: 1 .A location-plan.CD ROM 1 is for quick reference by the jury.before . Photo files on this CD ROM should be in jpeg format only and not exceed 150kB each. section and elevation drawings. preferably to the scale of 1:10 000. laid out together in the dossier. All printed photos should be clearly captioned. 2– CD ROM 2 is for the assessment on location done by a local expert prior to the Jury meeting.A site-plan C . All alterations/new additions should be clearly marked. 3 .and post-restoration conditions.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 . preferably from the same viewpoint. Checklist (please check each item.To complete the dossier. Photographs Good quality colour prints showing clearly the overall situation and important details of the project.

Name. I have enclosed the required documentation (see ‘Dossier requirements for Category 1') and agree to the conditions set up by the Awards scheme. The registration number and title of the previous submission was: _________________ Name and signature of entrant . to freely use the photographs and material submitted (and others subsequently requested) for all purposes of publication and promotion of the Awards. signature and stamp of entrant Date 30.2011 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.09. I confirm that I have obtained permission from the owners of the copyright for Europa Nostra.Declaration of entrant I wish to submit the above-named entry to the 2012 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards.

Signature of the owner Date 30.2011 On Behalf of the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Dr. Aziz Kocaoglu. Sirri Aydogan Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality . S.09.Declaration of owner I. 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. Mr.

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

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