Sapphire Shopping Center & Residence

  • Products used: a wide range of field products, valves, actuators, sensors, transmitters.
  • Location: Levent, Istanbul.

Istanbul Sapphire is a mixture of a shopping mall and luxury residence in the center of Istanbul’s Buyukdere Caddesi. The building is a modern and extremely energy efficient building and hosts both social and activity spaces and Istanbul’s highest golf practice range. Sapphire is the first ecological building in Turkey, having two special glass shells that take in the outside air naturally by holes located on each floor. Thanks to this system, the inhabitants of the building will not be affected by the negative weather conditions and external urban noise. Absorption of sunlight and ultraviolet beams will be ensured by a special curtain system that is automatically controlled through a computer, depending on the season, day and hour.