Antalya Glass Pyramid
The Glass Pyramid Sabancı Congress and Exhibition Center, commonly abbreviated as Glass Pyramid, (Turkish: Cam Piramit Sabancı Kongre ve Fuar Merkezi) is a multipurpose and congress complex in Antalya, Turkey. The two-storey building consists of five halls, the largest of which has a seating capacity of 2,400, an outdoor exhibition area of 15,000 m² and various other facilities. The center was built by the Sabanci Foundation and its rights of use have been transferred to the Municipality of Antalya.
Architects Levent Aksüt and Yaşar Marulyalı designed the pyramid-shaped metal and glass building surrounded by round decorative ponds. Located in Hasan Subaşı Culture Park, the complex has a closed area of 9,000 m² on two floors, with each floor being 4,500 m² and accessible from four sides.
The conference center has a space-frame roof over the main hall on the ground floor. It is 23 m high and covered with 5,710 m² of colored titanium blue insulating glass.
With its air conditioning and technical equipment that includes all units inside, the halls of the glass pyramid are ideal for various national and international congresses, conferences, seminars, concerts and exhibitions.
The largest of the halls is named after the densely running Taurus Mountains. It has a seating capacity of 2,400 with telescopic platforms for conferences and an exhibition area of 3,036 m². The hall is equipped with multipurpose audio, lighting and visual systems, as well as a mobile simultaneous translation booth. Various graphic views and animations can be shown on the plasma screens in the hall.
The 20,000 m² open-air exhibition area known as King’s Road houses ten semi-open exhibition centers, each measuring 265 m². In addition, the 500-space car park can be converted into an open exhibition area.
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