Perkins+Will Unveil Master Plan for Antalya, Turkey

06:00 - 24 November, 2015
Perkins+Will Unveil Master Plan for Antalya, Turkey, Courtesy of Perkins+Will
Courtesy of Perkins+Will

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Antalya Mayor Menderes Turel have announced their support for Perkins+Will’s sustainable master plan for Antalya, Turkey. The master plan will revitalize and preserve the Bogacay Creek Basin area of Antalya, improving its quality as a major tourist city along the Turkish Riviera.

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T-House / Onur Teke

22:00 - 10 November, 2015
T-House / Onur Teke, © Yercekim Architectural Photography
© Yercekim Architectural Photography

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OMA and Ole Scheeren's Interlace Named World Building of the Year 2015

13:01 - 6 November, 2015
OMA and Ole Scheeren's Interlace Named World Building of the Year 2015, World Building of the Year Winner: The Interlace (Singapore) / OMA and Ole Scheeren. Image © Iwan Baan
World Building of the Year Winner: The Interlace (Singapore) / OMA and Ole Scheeren. Image © Iwan Baan

OMA and Buro Ole Scheeren's vertical village in Singapore, The Interlace has been named the World Building of the Year 2015 at culmination of the World Architecture Festival (WAF). Celebrated for being "an example of bold, contemporary architectural thinking," as WAF Director Paul Finch described, the project is eighth building to ever win the illustrious award. It is considered to be a "radical new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment."

Winners of the year's Future Project, Landscape, Small Project and Color Prize awards were also announced. Read on to see the who won with comments from the jury. 

"Flower of Life" International Student Competition for Garden Design

23:30 - 18 October, 2015
"Flower of Life" International Student Competition for Garden Design, Poster: 'Flower of Life' International Student Competition for Garden Design
Poster: 'Flower of Life' International Student Competition for Garden Design

Imagine future cities full of gardens with flower carpets, full of playing children, humming bees and fluttering butterflies. Gardens that help to create a healthy environment, cool cities, collect rainwater and are adapted to the local climate. 

ONS İncek Residence Showroom and Sales Office / Yazgan Design Architecture

09:00 - 11 October, 2015
ONS İncek Residence Showroom and Sales Office / Yazgan Design Architecture, © Yunus Özkazanç
© Yunus Özkazanç

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Perkins+Will to Design “Airport City” in Istanbul

16:00 - 2 October, 2015
Perkins+Will to Design “Airport City” in Istanbul, Istanbul New Airport / Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects. Image © Grimshaw
Istanbul New Airport / Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects. Image © Grimshaw

Perkins+Will has been selected to masterplan a major mixed-use development adjacent to undergoing Istanbul New Airport - soon to be one of the largest airports in the world. The 690-hectare scheme, "Airport City" will feature a "central innovation district," hotels, retail and commercial office space, logistic centers, an expo and convention center, public space, and metro and high-speed rail connections to Istanbul and beyond.

Naz City Hotel Taksim / Metex Design Group

02:00 - 26 September, 2015
Naz City Hotel Taksim / Metex Design Group, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dolapdere Cd., Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Kağan Erk, Sinan Kafadar
  • Design Team

    Kağan Erk, Sinan Kafadar
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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FiL Books / Halükar Architecture

15:00 - 23 September, 2015
FiL Books / Halükar Architecture, © Depikt
© Depikt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Karaköy, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Collaborators

    Bilge Kalfa, Gamze İşcan, Erhan Sevinç, Işık Gülkaynak
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Apartman 18 / Aytac Architects

03:00 - 10 September, 2015
Apartman 18 / Aytac Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Project Team

    Alper Aytaç (principle), Çağlar Yazıcı, Zeynal Yeter, Fabio Rosa, Sebla Arslan
  • Area

    2700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Swissotel Resort Bodrum Beach / GAD & Gokhan Avcioglu

17:00 - 4 September, 2015
Swissotel Resort Bodrum Beach / GAD & Gokhan Avcioglu, Courtesy of GAD
Courtesy of GAD

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Open Call: Exhibition Proposals for Turkey's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

08:00 - 30 August, 2015
Open Call: Exhibition Proposals for Turkey's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, From the Pavilion of Turkey at the 2014 Venice Biennale, "Places of Memory". Image © Nico Saieh
From the Pavilion of Turkey at the 2014 Venice Biennale, "Places of Memory". Image © Nico Saieh

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) is hosting an open call for proposals for the Pavilion of Turkey's exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The call is open to all people and institutions of relevant fields, including architects, designers, artists, historians, curators, theoreticians and critics.

GAD Architecture's AHK Kundu Villas Shortlisted for WAF

08:00 - 11 August, 2015
GAD Architecture's AHK Kundu Villas Shortlisted for WAF, Courtesy of GAD Architecture
Courtesy of GAD Architecture

The AHK Kundu Villas, a collection of homes by GAD Architecture, has recently been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) for Future Residential projects. The project, comprising 17 large, 56 medium and 50 small housing units, is sited next to a tourism zone in Antalaya on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey. Designed with sustainability in mind, the project makes use of resources available on the site.

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Competition Entry: Istanbul Gülsuyu Cemevi and Cultural Center

08:00 - 9 August, 2015
Competition Entry: Istanbul Gülsuyu Cemevi and Cultural Center, Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of TAG
Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of TAG

Melike Altınışık and Gül Ertekin have shared with us their proposal for the İstanbul Gülsuyu Cemevi and Cultural Center Competition. Hosted by Maltepe Municipality of Istanbul, Turkey, the competition asked participants to design a religious and cultural complex for the Alevi population (a religious minority group practicing Islam) that can serve modern society’s needs and honor past culture.

Istanbul Community Market Competition Winners Announced

08:00 - 6 August, 2015
Istanbul Community Market Competition Winners Announced, Courtesy of Ctrl+Space
Courtesy of Ctrl+Space

Competition organizer Ctrl+Space has announced the winners of its Istanbul Community Market Ideas Competition, which sought culturally relevant designs for a marketplace to be located in central Istanbul, Turkey.

Out of 138 entries, 10 finalists were selected, three of which went on to win first, second, and third prizes, reflecting the best displays of the jury’s qualifications: communication efficiency, technical quality, aesthetic quality, functionality, and relation to context. See the three winning designs, after the break.

Bilkent Erzurum Lower School / FXFOWLE

22:00 - 24 July, 2015
Bilkent Erzurum Lower School / FXFOWLE, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Erzurum, Erzurum Province, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicholas Garrison
  • Client

    Bilkent University
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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MuuM Designs Natural Life Center Oasis in Arid Anatolian Plains

06:00 - 17 July, 2015
MuuM Designs Natural Life Center Oasis in Arid Anatolian Plains, Courtesy of MuuM
Courtesy of MuuM

MuuM has unveiled the design for the LOSEV Natural Life Center & Drugless Therapy Institute in Çankiri, Turkey. Located in the central Anatolian plains, the project will be built on a site that has a series of artificial ponds from its former function as a fish farm. Due to the presence of the ponds, vegetation in the surrounding landscape has thrived in recent years, creating a lush oasis in land usually deprived of water. Learn more about the project, which is shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards in the Health category, after the break. 

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MuuM Designs Mountain-Inspired Cultural Center in Turkey

08:00 - 11 July, 2015
MuuM Designs Mountain-Inspired Cultural Center in Turkey, Courtesy of MuuM
Courtesy of MuuM

MuuM's Erciyes Congress and Cultural Center has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards in the Culture category for Future Projects. Located in the city of Kayseri, near Turkey's Erciyes Mountain, the Center is part of Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality’s Master Plan, which aims to improve the area for better year round (rather than just seasonal) use.

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2A Asia Architecture Award 2015 : “The Emergence of Contemporary Architecture in Asia”

23:00 - 29 June, 2015
2A Asia Architecture Award 2015 : “The Emergence of Contemporary Architecture in Asia”, 2AAA 2015
2AAA 2015

2A Magazine is pleased to announce the first annual 2A Asia Architecture Award; 2AAA 2015, which celebrates “The Emergence of Contemporary Architecture in Asia”.