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Turkish Architecture Guides – Exclusive Building Walks in Turkey tailor made for Groups
post updated 5 Mar 2020
Istanbul Architecture Walking Tours
Contact e-architect for your walking guide in Turkey: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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:
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.
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:
photograph : olivve.com
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 Architectural Walking Tours
Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your Turkish architectural tour at isabelle(at)e-architect.com 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:
photograph : Murat Germen
Architecture Tour References – see 18 Mar 2013 + 6 Nov 2012
e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other Asian & European cities such as Athens, Jerusalem and New Delhi.
Beyazit Public Library Building by Tabanlioglu Architects
picture : Emre Dorter
Public Library Building in Istanbul
European Building Tours by e-architect – Selection
Design: The Jerde Partnership with Tabanlioglu Architects
Zorlu Center Istanbul
Design: Tabanlioglu Architects with EAA
Macka Hotel Istanbul
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
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