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Miracle Residence / BFTA Mimarlik

  • Architects: BFTA Mimarlik
  • Location: Harmandere Mh., Kurtköy Kavşağı, 34912 Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architects: BFTA Mimarlık Ltd. – Fuat Taşkıranoğlu
  • Design Team: Fuat Taşkıranoğlu, Beylem Taşkıranoğlu, Celalettin Aksoy, Fulya Arabacıoğlu, Miguel Zapatero, Işıl Budak
  • Collaborators: Selim Kanbur/Structural, Sadikoglu Muhendislik/Mechanical, Tepas Muhendislik/Electrical
  • Client: Mönİnşaat Ltd.
  • Building Size: 30,000 sqm
  • Area: 17000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Gürkan Akay

© Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay

From the architect. The project is located at the Istanbul's asian side near Sabiha Gokcen Int. Airport. Site was some 50m.x300m. in dimensions, along southeast-northwest direction and facing the highway at north.

© Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

The recently opened Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the only alternative in the city for the over crowded European side Ataturk Int. Airport. Since the availability of the new airport, new demands for dwelling and retail created denser land use and offers new opportunities for the Kurtkoy district.

© Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

Miracle Residence seems as a gate for this promising area. It consists two 100m. blocks creating 250m. long hotel and residential block with the social facilities in between. This 25m.x250m. long surface not designed as if its another ordinary building in the area but, taken as a residential block design experiment.

Unique fibecement blocks, compact wooden lamine panels, standardized windows creates its own harmony as design elements. Since the block resides south edge of the site, there's so many potential uses on paysage, like water scapes, sports grounds and pool.

plan 01
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