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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
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IZMIR HISTORICAL COAL GAS FACTORY RESTORATION PROJECT
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IZMIR HISTORICAL COAL GAS FACTORY
Umurbey Mahallesi Liman Caddesi no:20 Konak – Izmir – Turkey
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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)

Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer.03.715. Levantine and the population of Ottoman subjects had lived. arts.Concise summary The summary should cover: aims of the project and its results. it is an important centre for tourism. budgetary constraints. Due to the proximity of the area to the Port of Izmir. Food-court zones were formed in front of Building 1.200 Euros). phases of development. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality funded the project from its own budget. a cultural zone was formed by gasometre visualisation and by forming open exhibition spaces. Visiting tourists are able to experience the site by watching the social. The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10.2008 end date: 18. Four tenders took place to achieve restoration: 1. which studies restored equivalents in European cities. and the qualities which make it outstanding in a European context.11. they will be able to have an idea on old industry structures. 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. A cinema and visual arts zone was formed on the grass area. approximate total cost. 4.2007. A shopping zone was formed by constructing additional sales units at the back of Building 4. Vegetation works were done according to function and applied in a way to avoid sealing the buildings and separate zones from each other.2007 end date: 06. Landscaping work was invited for tender on 28. 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. Results: 1. Start date: 03. 2. . At the same time. Approximate total cost is 6. funding arrangements. The Factory was materialised as an important cultural.02.05. Start date: 22.2008 Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units.02. In addition.2008.05. Izmir Historical Gas Factory is a European Industrial Heritage. 2.500 Turkish Liras (approximately 2. The site created serves to contribute to intercultural transaction in Europe in the long run. 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. 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. The restoration construction work was invited for tender on 02. Therefore. and social activities can be fulfilled at the City Centre. Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory Restoration Project is a model candidate to enhance common knowledge of the industrial heritage sector. arts and social centre of the City of Izmir. and an entertainment zone by timber flooring and building water features. partners involved. There are European equivalents of the Factory which were providing service in that period. There were no partners involved and no budgetary constraints in the restoration work.2008 3. 1 page only Aims of the Izmir Historical Gas Factory Restoration Project is: 1. Some of these. cultural and artistic life of Turkey and join it on demand.07.2005 2.686. implementation.

Building 1.05.03. Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer. which has an important place in late 19th century and early 20th century industrial buildings of Izmir. used as Atelier and restored as Social and Cultural Centre. and modern approach at the heritage area. Eager not to lose the market at hand. A food-court zone transformed to a centre of attraction and enriched with water features. Building 3. and its extensive transfer grid. The Factory. . Since privileges of foreign companies were not extended in the Republican era. Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units. Therefore factory equipment was taken out of buildings and that period. used as Administrative Building. The factory had started to produce fuel for housing after the City turned to electric-lighting. According to the Restoration Project Work all additional buildings.14 metre in diametre Chimney and restored to its original.Detailed description A . was more recently used as dining hall. The Coal Gas Factory was established by the company “Laidloux and Sons” the headquarters of which was in Glasgow. The Ottoman State’s granting foreigners the right to trade on Ottoman soil in 1838 and the following incremental trade volume growth. a shopping zone to support historical buildings with additional sales units. atelier and for personnel. Bus. (start date: 22. used as Engine Room was more recently used as Atelier and restored as Reading Room. The use of electricity came about as a cheaper alternative at the beginning the 20th century. incorporated Izmir Coal Gas Company in 1945. and restored as Workshop and Exhibition Hall.2007 end date: 06. Coal Gas Factory. Tramway General Directorate (ESHOT). 600 lanterns for urban lighting were foreseen to be erected but with the number reaching 3000. and restored as Teahouse and Booth. After tendering the restoration construction work. which is one of Turkey’s largest export ports. Building 2. contract was signed with the company Akdemir Inc. including historical background. there were important developments in the industrial life of Izmir. In terms of landscaping. provided modern services of urban lighting and heating services of the era to citizens. it was turned into cultural.11.1994. brought about granting a 40 year privilege to journalist A. and end of economic life Izmir Metropolitan Council decided for its close down and it officially ceased operation on 24. an affiliated establishment to the Municipality formed in 1943. With incremental growth in its trade volume in the second half of the 19th century. Due to old technology. Structure 8 is the 46. The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10. a cultural zone where there are exhibition halls and workshops.10. contract was signed with Akdemir Inc.07. Details were solved with a vivid. Izmir Cultural and Natural Conservation Board decision in Immovable Cultural Assets. 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. main function zones were determined in surrounding areas of buildings taking their functions into account. Big industrial enterprises like the Spinning Factory. (start date: 03. and Water Factory were opened up. atelier and personnel Transport Services and Machinery Industry Ltd. Edwards in 1959 to establish a Coal Gas Factory. was more recently used as technical service and restored as Sales Unit. environmental pollution. After tendering the landscaping work. Izmir Coal Gas Company was transferred to Izmir Municipality in 1935. Building 4. it obstructed transition to electricity until the beginning of World War I.2008). (IZULAS) of Izmir restoration. The Factory was managed by Izmir Coal Gas Company the headquarters of which was in London and administrative and technical staff in Izmir. 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. Factory buildings were used for technical service. Coal Gas. except 8 registered buildings that have a construction area of 2549 square metre (sqm). were demolished on the 23244 sqm open area.02. Water. Initially. heritage protection status. constant losses. an entertainment zone around the structurally different new building in the area. arts and social activities centre. used as laboratory.2008 end date: 18. and a cinema and visual arts zone (open space area) with habitable grass surface of 1800 sqm is located at the site. was restored as Cafeteria. 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. Izmir Electricity. originally comprised of 2 structures. Building 6. Izmir Municipality formed a City Gas Directorate and put the Factory into use. value and significance. Building 5.2008).30 high and 5. used as Foundry Building. a square for gathering and attraction centre where the historical water tank is situated in the middle. Building 7 used as Water Tank.Description of the heritage. Its ownership was registered with it in 1940.2005. the factory constructed additional buildings for capacity increase. respectful. Industrial usage shifted to those areas due to their proximity to Alsancak Train Station and Port.

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

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

Iron windows and doors remain on west. Roof cover is onduline. Each has original bars in front. Building has no way up to the upper floor. No window or door in the east. A room built later to the South. Window in the middle turned to door to pass to additional building in the middle. No changes in the east. Square steel columns on ground floor extend to the upper floor. 6-2 This building constructed at later times and due to be demolished during implementation stage. There are two spaces and the wall between is damaged. Wooden roof trusses seen in patches. Entrance in the west through two symmetrical doors. Big losses on frames. Building 7: There is a 1.15 metre sheet metal water tank at the upper end of building walls. Roof comprises of steel truss. Chimney slightly tilted after 40 metres. 33 circle metal sheets. Lower-floor ceiling of timber beams.Main wall carrier made of L bars. No changes in window and doors in the west. Tile frames around all windows and doors. Number 27 and 28 missing. Inactive for a very long time and distorted. Structure 8: Chimney diameter: 5. No window joinery detected. Flooring partially disappeared. losses seen in fillings. Concrete filling between bars. Material loss. windows and building sides. Some of the southern and northern windows are bonded. Main wall carrier made of L bars. 1 woodwork room at interior in the North. Additional building to the North. Trace of the stairs to the water tank is seen. tarnish and salination on Chimney surface. Some places concrete. Lower floor windows bound on this side. 6-3 Used as atelier. Aggregate coating used on exterior. Lower-floor windows on the east front are sash windows. There are little sheds next to building except south. Concrete filling between bars. 6 rows of brick laid on fronts. Upper floor covering is wood. Chimney entrance bricked and closed.90 metres at peak.14 metres on the floor and 1. 1 window turned to door in the South to facilitate passage to additional building on upper floor. . Entrance in the west through 2 doors. material loss on side fillings. Tile frames on doors. Roof cover is onduline. Straight ladder is placed instead of the original one.

provisions for future use and maintenance. h. i use of appropriate materials. and social activities can be fulfilled at the City Centre. Doors and windows opened detected from frame marks. Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer. Antirust and oil-paint applied. Start date: 03. Creation of an area at the Izmir City Centre where cultural.Detailed description C– a. Aims: 1. Coating around cracks on the exterior scraped and corroded supporting bars on the interior removed. coating and coating stuff were analysed during project design stage c. Parts of steel sections deteriorated by corrosion and roof boards removed. Iron joinery door and window removed with care. Building suspended until new columns replaced deteriorated supporting steel columns. 4. Exterior wall analysis reports were prepared. f. restored as door. The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10. g. design and conservation work carried out. e. 2. j.2007 end date: 06. response to urban or landscape context. Wood parquet laid on ground. b. Exterior fortified by fixing cracks together with iron and binding wire (stitching method).2008 end date: 18. Old and worn moulding completed according to original sample. use of traditional crafts and skills. Maximum 2000 words a. glass reinforced coating applied. Old Stone surfaces cleaned with sandblasting. samples of stone wall bonding. scope of the project: aims and objectives. Chimney inside the building brushed. Building 2: Additional shed and fuel tank demounted on northern front. Protection of our industrial heritage. cleaned and painted. stages of implementation.11. Walls coated and painted. which has in the 19th century Izmir Industrial History met a modern urban need of the period. Decomposition works done on walls. Crane system at interior demounted and its reinforced concrete carrier removed. and hand it down to next generations. historical and technical research.2008 Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units. Roofing removed. Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory Restoration Project Objectives: 1. Pitch board formed for joint liquid on the exterior and its original adhered to. results achieved. context in which the project was undertaken. Four tenders took place to achieve restoration: 1. design and technical problems involved and their chosen solutions both before and during the work. Wooden roof board replaced and insulated. arts. firm parts kept. m. 2. Steel columns that lost carriage ability removed and replaced with new ones. implicit from traces on the wall. d. Windows and doors authentically restored making appropriate perfections following scraping marks. additions made. New bars mounted replaced bars removed from roof. Transforming the factory site and buildings owned by the municipality to a place where cultural. The window-turned door. insulating material applied on top and tiled. New stairs constructed on door exits due to elevation difference and doors rendered functional. arts.02. k.05. Landscaping work was invited for tender on 28. Wood parquet laid on ground. lining material on the side removed and perfected with natural stones. l. .02.2007. Photographs. albums and postcards of Izmir available at the IMM City Library archive were utilised from historical and technical point of view. Start date: 22. Building 1: Additional construction on east side of the building was demolished. Deteriorated steel sheeting on chimney exits renewed. Frames cleaned by sandblasting. Ground compacted with care. Railway line found inside the building extending to the northern front outdoors. Tile lining renewed. d. Preserved bars brushed and cleaned. 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.05. use of appropriate building and conservation techniques. Tile frames produced in special moulds.07. and traces of history neatly reflected. Joints perfected and walls fortified by pumping chemicals through pipes laid between joints. Parts of steel truss roof subject to corrosion removed. state clearly if any related work still needs to be completed. and social activities can be fulfilled. The restoration construction work was invited for tender on 02. Concrete demolished and rebuilt.2008 3.2008.2005 2. Deteriorated tiles removed.03. 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. c. Deteriorated bars on exterior and interior walls were changed and deterioration applied on necessary wall parts and perfected with authentic stones. b. Line cleaned.

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

Opened on 27. social and art services have closed the gap in this field. All activities are free-of-charge. providing new functions to the Factory buildings after restoration will breathe new life into the city. Buildings 1. These were applied on specific buildings. events such as receptions and dinners are held. 4. In Building 1 and its surrounding open field. 1. 4. The restoration works are an example to land owners of the possibility to convert idle and unorganised structures into a city attraction. Open air concerts began in the Visual Arts Zone in 2009. Film club screenings are held on Wednesdays between June and September. Art and sculpture exhibitions. 5 ve 6: authentic interior coating. Buildings 2. visual shows are on display and dance. which was planned as a Reading Hall. 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. is used as a Meeting Hall.01. All the maintenance and repair costs are covered by the IMM. Shopping zone has additional sales units.2008. Building 5. 3. i. and 7: decomposition on walls and injection. the Factory is under the responsibility of the IMM Culture and Sports Department. The lower level kitchen is run by Grand Plaza Inc.4. . constituting a wide area in the city centre. etc.2.12. cinevision shows. Healthy ones were preserved and imperfect ones were originally corrected in Building 2. Buildings 1. The project used masonry construction technique. Products produced within the IMM Vocational and Craft courses are sold and Fashion designers’ collections are exhibited here. photography. is used as Wedding Hall in winter. and Buildings 2. j. settlement is uncontrolled and disorderly. gives hopeful messages about the area’s future. Building 4 includes work offices. Buildings having problems with their carrier systems were reinforced with steel sections. Buildings 2. run by Grand Plaza Inc. Building 2. steel section and firebrick was used. k. with IMM Council decision on 30.5 and 6: authentic renewal of vestigial roof components. 4. and at exhibition areas are exhibits of artworks. 2. l. Building 3. It is allocated to the use of Municipality and NGO meetings. m. Free cultural. Due to the fast industrialisation around the rear port area. glass mosaics and factory workshops are held. Reading Halls are also available.).g. As the first historical Coal Gas Factory restoration in Turkey. The cafeteria hosts meetings and social events. upper level.. and 6: renewal of crack parts on walls and replacement of deteriorated carrier bars and fortification by stitching method in crack-detected sections.2009. stone. paintings. In Building 6. arts and social centre of the City of Izmir. Upper level. The Coal Gas Factory project was completed in accordance with its restoration aims. The Factory was materialised as an important cultural. Materials used on masonry constructions such as wood. Moulds were taken from decorations found at steel truss joints and mouldings on all interior walls. and 6: external coating. Drainage was built around all buildings. h. is used as Administrative Unit. Culture and Arts Directorate. The establishment of a private University building as a result of an arrangement of old warehouses and ateliers close to the Factory. Art and Cultural events (concerts. The cafeteria. 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.

2008 for 2.05. Town Planning.2008. İnş. Contract was signed with the company Akdemir Inc.200 TL.12.05.Costs. The restoration construction work was invited for tender on 02.2008 Date of completion of work: 06.02. Nak.174. Maximum 500 words Izmir Historical Coal Gas Factory is owned by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality (IMM). Architects and engineers of the IMM prepared the landscaping project.715.000 TL Refurbishment: 88.11.2008 and finished on 18.2008 Contractor Company: Akdemir Mad.03. prepared restoration projects of buildings.1 is the 9 newly constructed shopping units Total construction period: 400 days Project cost: 62.07. Site delivery date: 03. İhr.2008. Restoration Inc.2008.000 Turkish Liras (TL).500 TL Vegetation: 240. Tur. Total plot area: 23244 sqm Building area restored: 2549 sqm (9 buildings) . The contract to prepare restoration projects of buildings was signed on 10. San. The opening ceremony was held on 27.Detailed description D .07.216. The Municipality had the restoration work done.11. It assumed work on 22. and any difficulties overcome in the process of completing the project. Şti.000 TL Total: 6. Contract was signed with Akdemir Inc. The work was finished under the control of municipal architects and engineers.2007 and finished on 06.287.18.500 TL The project finished on 18.900.02. Tic. Green-field arrangements were done by relevant municipal units.55 TL.2007.2008 for 3. The work was finished under the control of municipal architects and engineers.02 TL. Professional inspection service contract was signed with the project designer for 11. Contributions and involvement of each partner should be clearly indicated. financial and management arrangements. Architecture.05.000 TL Construction cost: 5.000 TL Grand Plaza: 425.2005 with the project designer for 62.2007 .02. E-S Construction. . It assumed work on 03.2008 . İth. Landscaping work was invited for tender on 28.22.11. Four tenders took place to achieve restoration of factory buildings.

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

A4 format (no fold-outs larger than A3 format) Photographs (historical .To complete the dossier.A location-plan. Entrants of winning schemes may be asked to provide additional photographs or material for press and promotional purposes. All alterations/new additions should be clearly marked.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 . please ANNEX to the form: Drawings A4 format (no fold-outs larger than A3 format) A .Plans. Photographs Good quality colour prints showing clearly the overall situation and important details of the project. 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. Photos must include BEFORE and AFTER views. Photo files on this CD ROM should be in high resolution (300dpi) and in jpeg or tiff format only. All printed photos should be clearly captioned.before . preferably from the same viewpoint. preferably to the scale of 1:10 000. laid out together in the dossier. 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. Checklist (please check each item. showing pre. Three (3) CD ROMs The dossier in PDF format and the photographs must also be sent on three (3) CD ROMs: 1 .A site-plan C . please include photos of the works in progress. 2– CD ROM 2 is for the assessment on location done by a local expert prior to the Jury meeting.and post-restoration conditions. Wherever possible.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. on which the building or site is clearly marked B . 3 . section and elevation drawings.CD ROM 1 is for quick reference by the jury.

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

S. Mr.09. 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. Sirri Aydogan Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality .2011 On Behalf of the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Dr. Aziz Kocaoglu.Declaration of owner I. Signature of the owner Date 30.

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

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