The Istanbul practice of Emre Arolat and Gonca Paşolar built this culture and leisure center in the Turkish city of Bergama, over the foundations of what was the lower part of the Greek polis Pergamon. A footbridge bordered with vegetation connects the adjacent park to the building characterized by flat green roofs, descending all the way to the courtyard. The volumes of the complex draw inspiration from the ancient city. The main structural elements are kept in their simplest form, leaving the concrete as is, as a demonstration of austerity. There is a theater seating 344, a 170-square-meter library, and three cinemas, one of them open-air. The 3,400-square-meter courtyard is a lively recreational space surrounded by 750 square meters of retail units, maintaining the area’s existing commercial life.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.