ON THE EDGE OF THE CITY: A CREATIVE CENTER AT THE PORT OF IZMIR
A HUB FOR COLLECTIVE PRODUCTION | DESIGN & INNOVATION CENTER, IZMIR, SÜMERBANK
A HUB FOR COLLECTIVE PRODUCTION | Design & Innovation Center, Izmir, Sümerbank
Sümerbank marked its place in the collective memory as it housed a textile factory and brought many people together to produce the patterns of an era. Today, here is mostly abandoned (except for the schools) and does not represent its name. To regenerate the site and to correspond to Izmir's needs and visions, this project provides a hub for creative industries (industrial design, fashion design and handcrafts), different platforms that the process may go through and medium that the products would meet the public, as well as refunctioning of the old structures. Users of the facility, either professionals or the public, will be fed by the past and the present of the site and will benefit from the Meles river as a recreational element.