A Memorial - Fountain for Gemlik in Memory Of Asım Kocabıyık

24 April 2013
Borusan has been investing in Gemlik for a long time. This time its contribution to Gemlik is a contemporary artwork, memorial-fountain. The memorial-fountain constructed in memory of Asım Kocabıyık was placed on the boardwalk of Gemlik with an opening ceremony on April 24. Sculptor Eşber Karayalçın is the creator of the sensor equipped fountain art piece with dimensions of 3m x 2m.

Much talked about its continuing support towards education, art and culture, Borusan after many years of investing in the Gemlik District of Bursa, is now contributing a specially designed contemporary artwork, memorial - fountain. This memorial - fountain that is placed on the boardwalk of Gemlik is also an important contemporary artwork. It is constructed from the steel supplies manufactured by Borusan and presented through the perspective of the sculptor Eşber Karayalçın.

Constructed in memory of Borusan's Founder and Honorary Chairman the late Asım Kocabıyık, the opening ceremony of the fountain was held on April 24 with the participation of Kocabıyık family, Gemlik Municipality Deputy Mayor Refik Yılmaz, Borusan Holding Vice Chairman Bülent Demircioğlu, other Borusan senior managers, and Gemlik residents.

Demircioğlu reminded that Asım Kocabıyık always made an effort to pay his debt to his country and mentioned that "During his lifetime Asım Kocabıyık made contributions to education, culture, and arts. He was a pioneer in many such initiatives. Gemlik has always been special for Borusan and we are happy to present this contemporary artwork memorial - fountain to the residents in a functional way that suits Asım Kocabıyık."

The sensor equipped fountain, which have dimensions of three meters by two meters, will not only help to beautify the Gemlik boardwalk and always provide the residents with a clean water source but also introduce contemporary art to the streets of the district.

Borusan continues to work for the future of Gemlik

Borusan has been involved in production activities in Gemlik since 1976 and some of the important social responsibility projects that have been brought to life in Gemlik include;

Signing a protocol with the Governorship of Bursa for the construction of a 24 classroom middle school and a mosque.
The Borusan Asım Kocabıyık Library at the Umurbey Anatolian Health Care Vocational School
The Asım Kocabıyık Vocational School Campus located at the Gemlik Sunğipek Asım Kocabıyık Campus of Uludağ University
The Asım Kocabıyık Cultural Center at Uludağ University Law School
Construction of the Uludağ University Law School and Dean Building
Furnishing a fully equipped patient room at the Bursa State Hospital
Construction of Borusan Elementary School
Construction of Borusan Bridge
Reconstruction of the Ematullah Hatun Mosque
Planting of 500,000 saplings over an area covering 160 hectares near Şahin Yurdu village of Gemlik
Construction of Gemlik Cultural Center
Construction of Gemlik Tax Department
Restoration of Gemlik High School and Gym
Construction of a chemistry lab at the Gemlik Anatolian High School
The repairs of the Courthouse and the related government housing
Sponsorship of the Gemlik Sailing Club
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