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Istanbul Buildings : Architecture

Key Architecture Developments in Turkey – Built Environment

post updated 2 October 2021


Buildings in Istanbul

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Istanbul Buildings. We cover completed Istanbul buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across Turkey. The focus is on contemporary Istanbul buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 3 pages of Istanbul Architecture selections.

Istanbul Architecture : news + key projects

Istanbul Buildings : A-Q (this page)

Istanbul Building Developments : R-Z

Istanbul Architecture Walking Tours
Kanyon Istanbul Buildings
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Istanbul Architectural Walking Tours – city walks by e-architect for groups

Istanbul Architecture

Buildings / Design Projects, alphabetical:

Borusan Music & Art House
Design: GAD
Borusan Music & Art House Istanbul Buildings
image from architects practice
Borusan Music & Art House
The Borusan Music & Art House is a contemporary urban renovation project located on a pedestrian street in the historic Beyoğlu district of Istanbul Istiklal Caddesi. The area is characterized by late Ottoman era structures from the 19th & 20th centuries. The Borusan Music & Art House was originally referred to as the French Apartment, and was one of many retail and residential buildings lining this busy avenue. In Ottoman times, Istiklal Caddesi was a popular destination for intellectuals and local Italian and French residents.

DDB Office
Design: Erginoglu & Calislar
DDB Office Istanbul Buildings
photograph : Cemal Emden
DDB Office Istanbul : Best New & Old Building – World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
An extensive restoration and revitalization project was undertaken to allow the advertising agency group ‘Medina Turgul DDB’ to move into a salt repository they had rented. This 170 year old building had formerly been owned by TEKEL (Turkish State Liquor and Tobacco Monopoly) and is located in the run-down, once industrial district of Kasmpaa.

Disaster Prevention Education Center
Architect: Design Initiatives
Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre
image : Design Initiatives
Disaster Prevention Education Center
This architectural proposal links together the two main areas of Prevention-Education and After-effect response-rescue (the shelter). In the Prevention-Education area the visitors first shall watch, observe, scrutinize the phenomena in the Planetarium, 4D Video room and the Exhibition area grouped around the Lobby and then personally participate, experience, test the phenomena in the Simulation wing of the building.

Istanbul Apartments
Design: Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Istanbul Apartments
picture from architects firm
Istanbul Apartments
The architects unveils their design for a 92 unit apartment building in a residential suburb of central Istanbul. SHCA’s offices in London and Istanbul are collaborating on the design development and construction phases of this exciting scheme located in the up and coming area of Bomonti. The architects are working for the Extensa Group, who first appointed them to provide a master-plan for a 2.4 hectare site.

Kanyon, Levent
Design: The Jerde Partnership with Tabanlioglu Architects
Kanyon Istanbul Building
picture from architects studio
Kanyon Istanbul
Major Turkish architecture development : 2.74 m sqft of modern offices, luxury residences with local and upscale retailers in an organic, open-air design that includes an amphitheater, plazas & rooftop park spaces

Levent Loft
Design: Tabanlioglu Architects
Levent LOFT Property
picture from architects office
Levent Loft Istanbul
The existing construction primarily started as an office building; the building is re-designed as a residence within the Loft concept. The existing wall separating the building from the two adjacent factories is furbished as a “green wall creating a natural atmosphere. The building is not only designed as a housing facility but also it is planned to be a high quality social venue.

LOFT Gardens
Design: Tabanlioglu Architects
LOFT Gardens
photo © Hélène Binet
LOFT Gardens Istanbul
Following the success of first Levent Loft, a transformation project on Maslak-Levent axis, Loft Gardens is designed in the concept of “soft loft”. The 21-storey mid-rise transparent residence block comprised of loft apartments at various size and forms; nature friendly with its vertical gardens designed as private walkout terraces, balconies, garden patios.

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Buildings / Design Projects, alphabetical:

Ataturk Airport – International Terminal building
Design: GMW Architects

Design: Bothe, Richter, Teherani (Hamburg)
Major Turkish mixed-use development : Apartments, Hotel, Convention Center

Hagia Sophia
Architects: Isidore of Miletus & Anthemius of Tralles
Hagia Sophia

Levent Social Club
Design: Sanal Architecture

Meydan-Umraniye retail complex
Design: Foreign Office Architects

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Location: Istanbul, Western Turkey

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Turkish Architecture Event, Harbiye Istanbul organised by Arkitera Architecture Centre

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