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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.

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Buildings / Design Projects, alphabetical:

Borusan Music & Art House
GAD
Borusan Music & Art House Istanbul
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Borusan Music & Art House
The Borusan Music & Art House is a contemporary urban rennovation 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
Erginoglu & Calislar
DDB Office
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
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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
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Istanbul Apartments
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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. Following the delivery of this the architects were commissioned to provide concept designs for the residential apartment building, which will sit on the first plot to be developed. The eight storey building is made up of studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

Kanyon, Levent
The Jerde Partnership with Tabanlioglu Architects
Kanyon Istanbul
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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
Tabanlioglu Architects
Levent LOFT
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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. The entrance is made through the lobby; meeting rooms, health center, cafés and restaurants are the other public areas at this level. Offering an efficient, tranquil, life style in modern-day standards in “downtown”, LL is an alternative to the trendy condominiums built in suburbs. The complex is supported by the recent technologies.

LOFT Gardens
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. The loft apartments have floor-to-ceiling, one-piece, energy efficient windows opening to the city panorama; wealth of natural light creates more commodious and ambient spaces

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Buildings / Design Projects, alphabetical:

Ataturk Airport – International Terminal building
2004
GMW Architects

Esentepe
2010
Bothe, Richter, Teherani (Hamburg)
Major Turkish mixed-use development : Apartments, Hotel, Convention Center

Hagia Sophia
532-37
Architects: Isidore of Miletus & Anthemius of Tralles
Hagia Sophia

Levent Social Club
2007
Sanal Architecture

Meydan-Umraniye retail complex
2007
Foreign Office Architects

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