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e-architect choose what we feel are the key examples of Turkish Architecture. We aim to include Turkish buildings that are either of top quality or interesting.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and Turkish design competitions across Turkey. The focus is on contemporary buildings in Turkey but information on key traditional Turkish buildings is also welcome.

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Turkey Architecture News arranged chronologically:

23 Apr 2013
Ziraat Bank Headquarters, Istanbul
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
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Ziraat Bank Headquarters Turkey
International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is pleased to announce that, as its first project in Turkey, it has been commissioned to design the new headquarters for the country’s largest and oldest financial institution, Ziraat Bank (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Ziraat Bankası), in the heart of Istanbul.

12 Apr 2013
Yalikavak Marina, Mugla, southwest Turkey
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Turkish Marina Buildings
photo : Cemal Emden

Turkish Marina Buildings
Yalikavak is one of the lagoons on the southwestern coast of Turkey, which is becoming a popular destination for blue voyages along the Turkish Riviera. Unlike its provincial center Bodrum, which has faced a building boom in 1980s with the increase of touristic activities, Yalikavak is still a relatively calm, smaller scale settlement with its natural landscape.

13 Mar 2013
Ping and Optimedia, Istanbul
Design: OSO Architecture
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Ping and Optimedia Istanbul
This project is designed for two different companies which are located in the same flat. The two companies, one of them being “Optimedia” with 36 employees & the other being “Ping” with 70 employees, share a total of 980 m² space.

6 Mar 2013
Yapi Kredi ACCR Building, Gebze
Architects: Teget Architectural Office
Yapi Kredi ACCR Building - Turkey Architecture
photo : Cemal Emden

Yapi Kredi ACCR Building
The ACCR Building has been built to the campus of Yapi Kredi Bank Operational Center in Gebze. The building -named by its programs (Archive) on basement floor, (Call Center) ground floor and (Restaurant) first floor- is a prism of 75×30 meters.

13 Nov 2012
Bodrum Houses, Yalikavak, south west Turkey
Design: Richard Meier & Partners
Bodrum House New Residence in Yalikavak - Turkey Architecture
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Bodrum Houses
Richard Meier & Partners unveils the first completed project in Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula. While the plan of each prototype remains fixed regardless of its location on the site, the organization of the podiums varies depending on the siting of the individual parcels. All houses will be sited to maximize views and to establish an entry sequence that further exploits the views regardless of the siting of the individual parcels.

4 Oct 2012
Çubuklu Vadi Residences, Istanbul, western Turkey
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
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Çubuklu Vadi Residences
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.

Turkish Building – Recent Designs

Adana Çukurova – Cultural Centre Building, south east Turkey
Design: Derya Ekim Öztepe and Ozan Öztepe
Adana Çukurova Building - Turkey Architecture
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Adana Çukurova – 21 Sep 2012
Derya Ekim Öztepe and Ozan Öztepe’s project won the First Prize for this Turkish architectural competition for a city hall and cultural center – construction of the building is now well under way.

Raif Dinckok Cultural Center, Yalova
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Raif Dinckok Cultural Center Building - Turkey Architecture
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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.

Doga Dragos, Istanbul
Design: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architecture
Doga Dragos Building Turkey
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Doga Dragos Building – 11 Aug 2012
Following the decision to transform the former industrial zones in the eastern part of İstanbul into residential areas, the rapidly expanding city gained new settlements. The parcel-based decisions made as part of the transformation model executed without a comprehensive and strategic master plan affected the immediate surroundings. While Dragos was a tranquil suburb of İstanbul in the 1970s with its summer homes, a large cigarette factory and its sub-industries, today it has become one of the new investment centers of the unplanned metropolis.

Koç Primary School Swimming Pool, Istanbul
Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architecture
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School Swimming Pool Turkey – 23 Jul 2012
Considerably distant from the city center, the Koç School sprawled across its property without a master plan over time and thus was faced with the consequences of this expansion. Envisaged as the focal point of the campus, the pool building is designed as a pacesetter for the quality of future buildings and thus strives to contribute towards the architectural development of the campus.

Palladium Tower Project, Istanbul
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
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Palladium Tower Project – 15 May 2012
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects has won the design competition for the Palladium Tower project, in Istanbul, Turkey. The 49,500 sq metre project, located on the Asian side of Istanbul was commissioned by Tahincioglu Gayrimenkul (Tahincioglu Real Estate). It consists of an office tower situated on a 1.7-hectare site.

Turkish Office Buildings

Architecture in Turkey

Major Turkish Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

7800 Çesme Residences & Hotel
EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
7800 Çesme Turkey Architecture
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7800 Çesme Turkey

Aegean Breeze at Alaçati, west Turkey
LEO A DALY
Aegean Breeze
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Turkish Resort Buildings

Bursa Wholesale Market, Bursa
Tuncer Cakmakli Architects
Bursa Wholesale Market Building
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Bursa Wholesale Market, northwest Turkey

Cepa Shopping Center, Ankara
Oncuoglu Architecture-Planning
Cepa Shopping Center
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Cepa Shopping Center

Dogan Medya Center, central Turkey
Tabanlioglu Architects
Dogan Medya Center
photograph : Thomas Mayer, Cemal Emden

Dogan Medya Center Ankara building

Ipekyol Textile Factory, Edirne
Emre Arolat Architects
Ipekyol Textile Factory Building
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Turkish Textile Factory building

Kanyon, Levent, Istanbul
Jerde Partnership / Tabanlioglu Architects
Kanyon
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Kanyon Istanbul : Turkish retail architecture

LOFT Gardens, Istanbul
Tabanlioglu Architects
LOFT Gardens
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LOFT Gardens Istanbul

Museum of Troy, Çanakkale
RTA-Office with DOME Partners
Museum of Troy
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New Turkish Museum Building

SSM Concert Hall Building, Istanbul
Nevzat Sayin, NSMH
Turkish Concert Hall Building
photo : Cemal Emden, NSMH

Sakip Sabanci Museum Concert Hall

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