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EAA-Emre Arolat Architects Book

We are delighted to announce that a major project we have been working on for the past year is about to come to fruition: the publication of EAA Emre Arolat Architects – Context and Plurality in New York and London by Rizzoli, part of the Random House Group.

It has been edited by the distinguished architectural writers Suha Ozkan and Philip Jodidio and will be released in the beginning of October all over the world.

This will be the first monograph on a Turkish architectural practice by an international publisher with world distribution. We believe that this book is an important first step to help to raise awareness of Turkish contemporary architecture and recent projects by EAA Emre Arolat Architects in particular.

To share our excitement with all, we have planned two events according to the release dates of the book in US and in Europe. Instead of gatherings only for celebrating, we aimed to mark the book’s publication, with contributions from major architectural critics and historians:

The first event will be on Thursday October 17th 2013 at New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ Center for Architecture and Kenneth Frampton will lecture at the event from 6.00pm.

The following event will be held at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London on Thursday October 31st 2013 and Charles Jencks will lecture at the event from 6.00pm.

Charles Jencks Lecture, London – news
Royal Institute of British Architects
Charles Jencks
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Charles Jencks – 2 Oct 2013
The Guest Lecture, entitled ‘Irreducible Global Pluralism – Architectural Values in Conflict, Harmony and Synergy,’ is to mark the publication of EAA Emre Arolat Architects: Context and Plurality, edited by Philip Jodidio and Suha Ozkan, by Rizzoli.
Emre Arolat Architects is Turkey’s leading architectural practice with a distinguished track record of designing various building types, combining both Modernism’s honesty of structure, expression and materials with a local Regionalism informed by context, climate and culture.

Yalikavak Marina, Mugla, south west Turkey
Yalikavak Marina Turkey
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Yalikavak Marina – 12 Apr 2013
The project for the extension of the existing marina complex for the use of middle-upper class in Yalikavak has the burden of welcoming a big investment in this area that will also bring its own facilities. The “island” part of Yalikavak Marina, which is the first phase of the complex, is planned to house restaurants, swimming pools, sanitary and mechanical units for needs of megayachts that will dock in the marina. The main motivation for the design of the “island” was to search for the possibility to reconcile the needs of ‘outcomers’ with the genius loci of Yalikavak as a Mediterranean settlement.

Çubuklu Vadi Residences, Istanbul, north west Turkey
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Çubuklu Vadi Istanbul Building
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EAA-Emre Arolat Architects – latest building – 4 Oct 2012
The main inputs in the design of this project for a suburban residence and hotel complex to be built on a 1.5 million-m2 area were contextual features such as the unusual slope of the lot, the dense vegetation, and the view toward the north, as well as the effects of architectural languages regarding imagery which to a great extent have been exhausted in settlement projects previously carried out in the vicinity, plus the client’s expectations which had been molded by these languages.

Raif Dinckok Cultural Center, Yalova, Turkey
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Raif Dinckok Cultural Center Building
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Raif Dinckok Cultural Center – added 28 Aug 2012
It is possible to say that cities are made out of different contextual layers which time by time come near each other or on top of each other, even intertwine at times and ground their specific existing states. In the Yalova example peculiar to this city, oppositions between the main layers stand out. One face of Yalova is its natural side.

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Macka Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey
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Macka Hotel Building
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Macka Hotel
Formation of the urban fabric in Nisantasi-Tesvikiye district shares similar motivations with European cities that were developed at the same period. In the beginning of 20th century, the urban movements towards cities resulted in the need for high quality urban residences for the urban bourgeoisie.

Göktürk Arketip Housing, Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Residential Building
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Göktürk Arketip Housing – 15 Feb 2012
A linear plan, composed of a shared main entry, service and wet areas inside flats, hallways, main areas, and terraces, is placed on a regular structure, and is repeated at each different flat type, making maximum use of natural light.

10 Feb 2012

Cendere Valley Urban Design Project, Istanbul, Turkey
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Cendere Valley Urban Design Project
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EAA-Emre Arolat Architects wins the award with “Cendere Valley Urban Design Project” which was coordinated by Istanbul Metropoliten Planning Agency (IMP), in the Mixed Use Projects category in Mipim AR Review Future Project Awards.

Cendere Valley Urban Design Project focuses on the Kağıthane Cendere Valley region where pressure of urban transformation is heavily felt. This region which was used as an agricultural field during Ottoman period and occupied with large numbers of industrial plants, with the industrialization move during the Early Republican period and especially after 50’s, stands at the threshold of an essential urban transformation with the pressure of the up-rising service sector and Büyükdere Street close by. Cendere Valley Urban Design Project, presents a model of green public space where the existing ecological corridor of the valley is protected and different functions are combined together and opened to the public use, while averting functional zoning and urban segregation. As an opponent stance to the high construction regions offered for the Project, a construction which creates a low but sufficient density to create an “urban” situation is suggested. This construction combines low storey buildings and high blocks which are placed conveniently not to block the air corridor in between.

Emre Arolat who has won the Agha Khan Award for Architecture in 2010, was also commended in two categories in MIPIM AR Future Awards 2011 with “Varyap Merkez Retail and Cultural Center” and “Zorlu Center” projects.

Key Projects by Emre Arolat

Featured Buildings by Emre Arolat:

7800 Çesme Residences & Hotel Building, Turkey
2009
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7800 Çesme Turkey
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7800 Çesme Turkey
Çesme has reached a multiply increasing summer population with touristy motivation of the last decade. This unpredictable growth, like all lately explored villages of Mediterranean and Aegean region, makes an inevitable transformation both sociologically and physically in Çesme.

Ipekyol Textile Factory, Edirne, Turkey
2006
Ipekyol Textile Factory
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Ipekyol Textile Factory
Ipekyol Tekstil Fabrikas: prize
World Architecture Festival Awards 2008 – Production Category Finalist

Sancaklar Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
2012-
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Sancaklar Mosque Building
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Sancaklar Mosque – 10 Jan 2012
Sancaklar Mosque located in Buyuk Cekmece, a suburban neighborhood in the outskirts of Istanbul, aims to address the fundamental issues of designing a mosque by distancing itself from the current architectural discussions based on form and focusing solely on the essence of religious space.

Santral Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul
2007
EAA-Emre Arolat Architects / Nevzat Sayn (NSMH)
Santralistanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts
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Santral Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum Building
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.

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Emre Arolat Architects (EAA) was founded in Istanbul in 2004 by Emre Arolat and Gonca Pasolar, and was previously Arolat Architects (1987). It has won numerous international awards, including the 2005 Mies van der Rohe, 2006 Architectural Review Award for Emerging Architecture, 2011 Green Good Design Awards and 2011 WAF (World Architecture Festival) Awards. In 2010 EAA won the Aga Khan Award with its Ipekyol Textile Factory, Edirne, Turkey.

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