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As a response to a need in this realm and in an effort to articulate new design approaches in shopping centers GAD developed a proposal for a design at the Trump Tower Mall shopping center through the creation of a new outdoor space for 25 carefully chosen retailers and restaurants on the Mall’s roof terrace. The result was the generation of a new public space in a street like an environment above the city evocative of Istanbul’s traditional street culture. Specifically inspired by the qualities of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and the concept of a public agora or meeting place, the project entitled
, reinterprets the ancient codes of the eastern market place into a context-specific design that aims to bring local character to the Istanbul shopping mall typology as an evolving concept in 2013-2014.
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