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Turkish Architecture Guides – Exclusive Building Walks in Turkey tailor made for Groups

post updated 30 Jan 2021

Istanbul Architecture Walking Tours

Contact e-architect for your walking guide in Turkey: [email protected]

Istanbul Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Istanbul guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in western Turkey are exclusive to each client.

Besiktas Fish Market Istanbul building:
Besiktas Fish Market Istanbul architecture tours
photograph : Ozlem Avcioglu, Ozan Ertug, Alp Eren

Istanbul Architecture – Introduction

Istanbul is located in the northwest of the country, located between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. It is the largest city in Turkey, forming the country’s economic, cultural, and historical heart. It sits between Europe and Asia, a cultural and political nexus.

Istanbul New Airport’s Traffic Control Tower – design proposal from 2015:
Istanbul Airport Control Tower
image from architect

Of course the most celebrated building in the city is Hagia Sophia, dating from 537 AD. But the city also has good contemporary architecture – with significant recent buildings being Kanyon, LOFT Gardens, santralistanbul Art Museum and the Yesil Vadi Mosque (below). These buildings are all possible to visit on our Istanbul Architectural Tours.

Yesil Vadi Mosque Istanbul building
photograph : Engin Gercek

Famous architects with buildings in the city include EAA-Emre Arolat Architects and Tabanlioglu Architects. Other key architects with work in the city include RTA-Office / Dome Partners, REX Architecture, Dinkoff Architects & Engineers Inc., RMJM, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, The Jerde Partnership, Nevzat Sayn (NSMH) and Tuncer Cakmakli Architects.

Sishane Park in Istanbul by SANAL arc:
Sishane Park Istanbul architecture tours
photograph :

The contemporary arts museum, close to the center of the city at a very nice spot, is a building transformed from a large-scale warehouse. With the dissolving of the santralistanbul collection it is again the biggest contemporary arts museum – although surprisingly weak when you think of a city like Istanbul, but it is a good project and a pleasant place to be. Nevzat Sayin’s project “the seed” is also a place to see, in much smaller scale than the other examples, it is a building buried in rocks and between the roots of the old trees, hidden on the Bosphorus shore.

Istanbul Architecture Designs – chronological list – latest buildings

Istanbul Walking Tours

Istanbul Architectural Design Tours can focus on contemporary Turkish architecture or be structured around specific architectural interests of your group, for example interiors or office buildings. Our architecture guides can show your group the historic architecture or just new buildings, or a mixture of both.

Istanbul Architecture

Istanbul Architectural Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your Turkish architectural tour at isabelle(at) or mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

Payments must be made in full prior to the architectural tour.

Esas Aeropark Building in Istanbul by Tabanlioglu Architects:
Esas Aeropark Building - Istanbul architecture tours
photograph : Murat Germen

Architecture Tour References – see 18 Mar 2013 + 6 Nov 2012

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other Asian & European cities such as Athens, Jerusalem and New Delhi.

Architecture Walking Tours

Beyazit Public Library Building by Tabanlioglu Architects
Beyazit Public Library
picture : Emre Dorter
Public Library Building in Istanbul

Building Tours

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Istanbul Buildings

Kanyon Istanbul
Design: The Jerde Partnership with Tabanlioglu Architects

Zorlu Center Istanbul
Design: Tabanlioglu Architects with EAA

Macka Hotel Istanbul
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects

LOFT Gardens Istanbul

Turkish Architecture

Turkish Architecture

Turkish Architects

Greek Architecture

Istanbul Architecture

Istanbul Apartments

Istanbul International Financial Center

Istanbul Office Buildings

Istanbul Telecommunications Tower

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