Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul Western Turkey

Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul, Western Turkey Building Photos, Turkish Architecture Development

Atatürk Cultural Center in Istanbul

8 Dec 2022

Design: Tabanlioglu Architects

Location: Istanbul, Western Turkey (Türkiye)

Atatürk Cultural Center Istanbul

Atatürk Cultural Center, Turkey

Atatürk Cultural Center is located in Taksim Square, which hosts the intense urban activity of Istanbul and even Turkey. AKM is one of the landmarks of this crucial square and appears to have been reconstructed as of 2021.

Atatürk Cultural Center Istanbul

AKM, which aims to bring together the venues that will serve social, artistic and cultural performances, has an iconic facade. The Opera Hall draws attention both from the inside and the outside with its red-colored shell, which consists of a giant sphere and is covered with thousands of ceramic pieces. Working with Tabanlıoğlu Architects, the principal architect of the building, Desmus took part in cultural architecture in the performance spaces. AKM welcomes art lovers with its 2040-seat Opera Hall, 781-seat Theater Hall, 410m² AKM Gallery and AKM Multi-Purpose Hall, all designed with advanced technology.

Atatürk Cultural Center Istanbul

The “Opera Hall” has natural acoustics with works in the context of cultural architecture. It is among the qualified opera houses in the world in terms of high-quality voice and reverberation time. In the hall, the right acoustic conditions can be provided primarily for opera, but also for symphonic concerts and electro-acoustic supported shows. The coatings along the side walls were specially designed for acoustic needs.

Atatürk Cultural Center Istanbul

Ellipsoid form was preferred for the design of the Opera Hall, which has a capacity of 2040 with its parterre and two balconies. Therefore good viewing angles were provided for the audience from every point of view. The orchestra pit, which is one of the important areas of the hall, is 125 m² in size and large enough to accommodate an orchestra of 85 people.

Atatürk Cultural Center Istanbul

The Theater Hall has an audience capacity of 781 people. The Theater Hall, which hosts concerts and dance performances, especially theatrical performances, was equipped with high-level acoustic, light and visual systems.

Atatürk Cultural Center Istanbul

Atatürk Cultural Center maintains its identity as the meeting place of art lovers today as it was in the past. The Atatürk Cultural Center, equipped to compete with its examples in the international arena, is a structure that will spread its light from Taksim Square to Istanbul and to the world.

Atatürk Cultural Center in Istanbul, Western Turkey – Building Information

Client: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Türkiye / T.C. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı

Architect: Tabanlioglu Architects – Murat Tabanlıoğlu, Melkan Gursel

Architecture, Interior & Site Supervision
Tabanlioglu Architects

General Coordinator: TOKİ / BEŞER MÜHENDİSLİK
Main Contractor: SEMBOL

Engineers & Consultants ;
Structural Eng. :BALKAR
Mechanical Eng.: EKOTASARIM
Electrical Eng.: HB TEKNİK
Facade Consultant: WERNER SOBEK (pre-tender)
Facade Consultant: CWG
Lighting Consultant: ZEVE (pre-tender)
Infrastructure Consultant: SİGAL
Fire Consultant: ETİK
Traffic Consultant: HARTEK
Geotechnical Consultant: GEO-DYNAMIX GEOTEKNIK
Landscape Consultant:
Kitchen Consultant: MAS
Acoustic and Professional Systems Consultant: DESMUS / ADA ACOUSTIC & MEDIA GmbH
Ceramic Design and Consultant: Alexandra Khuen Belasi
Bids and Tenders Consultant: MHC

Drawing and renders: Tabanlioglu Architects
Photography: Emre Dörter

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Project Title: Cultural Center
Capacity: 2.038 Pax Opera / 805 Pax Theater
Client: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey
Project start date: 2018
Gross Floor area: 100.000 sqm
Status: Built

Atatürk Cultural Center Istanbul

Images: AKM –

Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul Western Turkey images / information received 081222 from Desmus

Desmus –

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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