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Building Developments in Istanbul

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Istanbul Building Developments. 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.

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Buildings Developments in Istanbul, alphabetical:

Regnum Tower
Park Associati
Regnum Tower
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Regnum Tower : Turkish Architecture Competition – Jun 2008 : 2nd place
This skyscraper building is to be a new landmark for the eastern side of Istanbul. The 145m high building consists of 36 floors, 9 of which are allocated for offices and the remainder for residential. The division of the building into separate five-floor sections allows for the development of open-level common areas each containing bio-climatic glasshouses which, together with the panoramic views over the city and the suspended walkways linking the internal spaces, creates a spectacular effect.

Sakip Sabanci Museum Concert Hall
Nevzat Sayin, NSMH
Istanbul Concert Hall
photo : Cemal Emden, NSMH

SSM Concert Hall Istanbul
The Bosphorus in Istanbul, which expresses most sharply the divide between Asia and Europe, is one of the places that must be preserved unchanged with the boats both large and small that go through it and the fabric that surrounds it. In fact, its surroundings should be slightly weeded out, thinned down, cleaned up. For this reason, it would be best if buildings to be constructed in this area be, to the greatest extent possible, composed, set back, and almost invisible.

Santral Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul
EAA-Emre Arolat Architects / Nevzat Sayn (NSMH)
Santralistanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts
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Santral Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum
The first power plant of the Ottoman Empire was built at the point where the Golden Horn ends. Its construction began in 1910 and the plant was in operation until 1984. Construction continued until the last boiler room was built in 1957. After the power plant’s operation was terminated in 1984, it was left to its fate. In 2004, it was taken up by Istanbul Bilgi University as a social responsibility project.

Sapphire – Levent Tower, central Istanbul
Tabanlioglu Architects
Istanbul Sapphire
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Istanbul Sapphire – 261m high, building for Biskon Construction
Turkish skyscraper architecture. Facilities: restaurants; cinemas; stores; residential
mini golf course at 187m high, swimming pool at 60m high

Swiss Consulate
Tuncer Cakmakli Architects
Swiss Consulate Turkey
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Swiss Consulate Turkey

Varyap Shopping Living Center, Ataşehir
EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Varyap Shopping Center
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Varyap Shopping Living Center
With the architectural design the integration of the building with the urban environment has been aimed and breaking the paries, allowing the pedestrian circulation to continue inside and the middle of the building, evenmore on the green cover designed as an inclined platform, placing a part of nature, an interior landscape in the center, even if it is also man-made, instead of a stimulative fiction have been proposed.

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

Yesil Vadi Mosque Building
The unity of existence as a single entity constitutes the essence of Islamic thinking. Existence only changes form; everything in the universe is the reflection of it. Unity can denote a combination of all the parts, elements and individuals into an effective whole. Even the smallest whole has the quality of being united into one and represents the universe. A literal translation of Arabic “muslimun” would be “one who wants or seeks wholeness”, where “wholeness” translates islamun.

Zorlu Center
EAA-Emre Arolat & Tabanlioglu Architects
Zorlu Center
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Zorlu Center
The Zorlu Center site is just at the junction of the Bosphorus Bridge European connection and the glamorous Büyükdere axis that connects the city center with the great business district Maslak. It is reached from various important centers of Istanbul and moreover, topographically is one of the few plain sites that face south, with the old city view. With all these significant qualities, it has been a “subject of desire” and was owned by the Zorlu Property through a tender, being watched by all levels of the public.

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