Ashgabat – 2008
With a variety of shops selling fresh food and grocerie The Marketplace offers a useful and ‘generous’ shopping area by redesigning the habitual order of Ashgabat people with a modern understanding.
In the basement level of the building are located material handling areas, standard and refrigerated storage areas and staff areas; the ground floor consists of a central courtyard surrounded by shops selling fresh produce; and the upper floor is home to retail outlets and administrative offices. The building is covered with a space frame system and has a vaulted ceiling which provides natural light for the central courtyard.
Structural Characteristics: Built on a total area of 27,700 square meters, the Marketplace has an outdoor parking lot with a capacity of 120 vehicles, and an indoor parking lot for 40 vehicles.