Kanyon Center, Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
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|Area:||ca. 48,500 sq. ft. (4,500 m²)|
|Architect/Design:||The Jerde Partnership; Tabanlioglu Mimarlik|
|Landscape Architect:||Derek Lovejoy Partners, DS Mimarlik|
|System Build-up:||“Perennial Garden”|
The Kanyon Shopping Centre, perfectly located in the business district of the Taksim area in Istanbul, was opened in May 2006 and since then is an attraction for all fans of shopping, gourmet and life-style. As the first “Open Air Mall” in Europe the Kanyon Levent offers a pleasant atmosphere around the four floors, which are explored on a pedestrian passage winding its way through like a “Canyon”. For the very attractive design of the creatively curved green roof a modified system build up “Perennial Garden” was chosen. This build up easily allowed the desired semi-intensive green roof with its individual character.