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post updated 17 February 2024

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Architecture in Western Turkey arranged chronologically:

14 September 2023
Istanbul Modern, Bagdat Avenue
Design: HQ Architects
Istanbul VAKKO Offices by HQ Architects
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Istanbul VAKKO Offices by HQ Architects

3 May 2023
Istanbul Modern
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop – RPBW
Floating Islands Exhibition by architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop
photo : Cemal Emden
Istanbul Modern building by Renzo Piano

26 Jul 2016
Beyazit Public Library Building
Design: Tabanlioglu Architects
Beyazit Public Library
photograph : Emre Dorter
Beyazit Public Library Building Renovation
Restoration of a prominent library building in Istanbul, with its rare books and manuscript collection.

Emporis Skyscraper Award 2012 shortlisted – 17 Sep 2013

Varyap Meridian
Varyap Meridian
photo © Nikola Sarnavka

Dumankaya IKON
Dumankaya IKON
photo © TAGO Architects

Koç Contemporary – New Contemporary Art Museum Istanbul – 19 Jul 2013
Design: Grimshaw
Koç Building
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Koç Contemporary
This new project has been conceived to fulfil the Foundation’s vision of showcasing the growing Koç collection to the broadest possible audience and to place these works in a national, regional and international context of contemporary artists. The Museum is due to be open to the public in 2016.

Premier Campus Office, Istanbul, Turkey
Design: JDS Architects
Premier Campus Office Istanbul
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Premier Campus Office Istanbul – 20 May 2013
The volume of the block is literally carved out to invite the surroundings in. The local hilly landscape, characteristic to Istanbul, is continued in the meandering of the volume both in plan, adapting to the site’s edges, and in section, weaving into itself in a series of gentle curving slopes, echoing the nearby Bosphorus waves.

Ziraat Bank Headquarters
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Hudson Yards New York
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Ziraat Bank Headquarters – 23 Apr 2013
International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is pleased to announce that, as its first project in Turkey, it has been commissioned to design the new headquarters for the country’s largest and oldest financial institution, Ziraat Bank (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Ziraat Bankası), in the heart of Istanbul.

New Istanbul International Financial Center Buildings
Design: HOK
Istanbul International Financial Center
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Istanbul International Financial Center Buildings – 13 Mar 2013
The Turkish government’s goal for the landmark IIFC project is to establish Istanbul as a global center for finance. The IIFC will house the head offices of the country’s financial market governing bodies, state-owned and private banks, and related businesses.

Ping and Optimedia
OSO Architecture
Ping and Optimedia Istanbul
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Ping and Optimedia Istanbul – 13 Mar 2013
This project is designed for two different companies which are located in the same flat. The two companies, one of them being “Optimedia” with 36 employees & the other being “Ping” with 70 employees, share a total of 980 m² space.

Boulevardi Mall
Design: DP Architects
Boulevardi Mall Istanbul
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Boulevardi Mall Istanbul – 12 Dec 2012
“To experience the real Istanbul, one must not only visit the Byzantine mosaics and colourful bazaars, but also walk its tangled streets”. The spirit of the city’s street life is the inspiration for the architecture of these new buildings designed by DP Architects.

Çubuklu Vadi Residences
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Çubuklu Vadi Homes Istanbul Building
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Çubuklu Vadi Residences – 4 Oct 2012
The main inputs in the design of this project for a suburban residence and hotel complex to be built on a 1.5 million-m2 area were contextual features such as the unusual slope of the lot, the dense vegetation, and the view toward the north, as well as the effects of architectural languages regarding imagery which to a great extent have been exhausted in settlement projects previously carried out in the vicinity, plus the client’s expectations which had been molded by these languages.

E-bay Offices Istanbul
Design: OSO Architecture
E-bay Istanbul
photo : Gürkan Akay
E-bay Istanbul Building – 25 Aug 2012
The new office of “E-bay – Gitti Gidiyor” which is one of the most important players of e-trade in global and local markets is located in My Office Building in Istanbul Atasehir. In line with the global trend of change in today’s modern offices, E-bay Istanbul office is planned as an “open office”.

Doga Dragos
Design: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architecture
Doga Dragos Building Istanbul
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Doga Dragos Istanbul – 11 Aug 2012
Following the decision to transform the former industrial zones in the eastern part of İstanbul into residential areas, the rapidly expanding city gained new settlements. The parcel-based decisions made as part of the transformation model executed without a comprehensive and strategic master plan affected the immediate surroundings.

Koç Primary School Swimming Pool, Istanbul, western Turkey
Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architecture
Koç Primary School Swimming Pool
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Koç Primary School Swimming Pool – 23 Jul 2012
Considerably distant from the city center, the Koç School sprawled across its property without a master plan over time and thus was faced with the consequences of this expansion. Envisaged as the focal point of the campus, the pool building is designed as a pacesetter for the quality of future buildings and thus strives to contribute towards the architectural development of the campus.

Palladium Tower Project
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Palladium Tower Building
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Palladium Tower Building – 15 May 2012
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects has won the design competition for the Palladium Tower project, in Istanbul, Turkey. The 49,500 sqm building development, located on the Asian side of Istanbul was commissioned by Tahincioglu Gayrimenkul (Tahincioglu Real Estate).

Disaster Prevention Education Center
Dinkoff Architects & Engineers Inc.
Disaster Prevention Education Center
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Disaster Prevention Education Center Building – added 4 May 2012
The rich culture of Turkey includes a monument to human achievement, invention, and practicality – a site called Cappadocia. More than two thousand years ago, the people of the region sought a strong, permanent and imposing shelter.

Istanbul Building – Recent Designs Added

Macka Hotel building
EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Macka Hotel Building
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Macka Hotel Istanbul – 12 Apr 2012
Formation of the urban fabric in Nisantasi-Tesvikiye district shares similar motivations with European cities that were developed at the same period. In the beginning of 20th century, the urban movements towards cities resulted in the need for high quality urban residences for the urban bourgeoisie.

Göktürk Arketip Housing
EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Istanbul Residential Building
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Göktürk Arketip Housing – 15 Feb 2012
A linear plan, composed of a shared main entry, service and wet areas inside flats, hallways, main areas, and terraces, is placed on a regular structure, and is repeated at each different flat type, making maximum use of natural light.

Istanbul Telecommunications Tower
RTA-Office / Dome Partners
Istanbul Telecommunications Tower
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Istanbul Telecommunications Tower – 17 Jan 2012
The topography of mountains in the Asian side of Istanbul ends in the mountains of Çamlica, the gravitational center of Istanbul. It is the center of population density of more than 15 million, and that revolves around this center.

Atasehir Tower
Design: RMJM Architects
Atasehir Tower Building
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Atasehir Tower Istanbul – 11 Jan 2012
RMJM’s Dubai studio has just received planning approval for one of the tallest towers in Europe, located in the Atasehir district of Istanbul, Turkey. The design for the mixed-use building, including super-high-rise apartments, will consist of a tower nearly 300 metres tall comparable with the height of London’s Shard.

Zorlu Center
Tabanlioglu Architects with EAA
Zorlu Center uilding
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Zorlu Center Istanbul – 10 Nov 2011
The geometric features of the land are preserved and enhanced by dissimilar triangles forming the outer and inner surface of the shell in combination with the triangular forms of the blocks. The shell roofs the retail and recreation zone as well as the convention hall; through the rips on the landscaped surface, the sunken floors benefit the daylight.

Istanbul Architecture

Major Buildings in north western Turkey, alphabetical:

Kanyon, Levent
Jerde Partnership / Tabanlioglu Architects
Kanyon Istanbul
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Kanyon Istanbul

Levent Loft Building
Tabanlioglu Architects
Levent LOFT
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Levent Loft Istanbul

LOFT Gardens
Tabanlioglu Architects
LOFT Gardens
photo © Hélène Binet
LOFT Gardens Istanbul

Santral Istanbul Art Museum
EAA-Emre Arolat Architects / Nevzat Sayn
Santralistanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts
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Santral Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum

Yesil Vadi Mosque
Adnan Kazmaoglu MAM ARC
Yesil Vadi Mosque Building
photograph : Engin Gercek
Yesil Vadi Mosque Building

Zorlu Levent Office Tower
Tabanlioglu Architects
Zorlu Levent Tower Istanbul
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Istanbul Office Tower

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