An Analysis of Re-Functioning Industrial Buildings The Merter Espressolab Roastery Case
Buildings that witnessed the Industrial Revolution, one of the turning points of history, bearing the architectural traces of the period and described as Industrial Heritage, can maintain their structural integrity despite losing their original functions over time. The aim of this study is to determine the satisfaction of the users regarding the buildings that were brought back to the city with a different function. Accordingly, the Merter ExpressoLab Roastery example was investigated and the success of the functional transformation, spatial setup, existing and added furniture in the space, furniture comfort, lighting elements, and the light balance created using natural light were reviewed in terms of architecture and user comfort. For the purposes of the study, a detailed literature review was followed by on site discovery. During this process, the features and details on the structure were visually documented by means of photographs and video footage. The visual data was recorded for subsequent analysis. Issues associated with user dissatisfaction were identified along with the reasons thereof. As a result of the study, it was concluded that the Merter Espressolab Roastery case was a successful refunctioning project from the user perspective.