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1+1 Architects Creates New Landmark for Antalya, Turkey

12:00 - 27 December, 2015
 1+1 Architects Creates New Landmark for Antalya, Turkey, Courtesy of 1+1 Architects
Courtesy of 1+1 Architects

1+1 Architects has been awarded first prize for its design for A New Landmark for Antalya, in a competition held by the Municipality of Kepez, a major tourism city on the coast of Turkey in the Mediterranean.

The competition called for a proposal of a landmark to introduce the metropolitan area of Antalya to the world, while providing a public cultural and activity center for day-to-day life. In response, 1+1 Architects’ project marries the notion of a prominent landmark, and the idea of adapting to the natural landscape.

Container Park / ATÖLYE Labs

22:00 - 24 December, 2015
Container Park / ATÖLYE Labs, © Yerçekim Photography
© Yerçekim Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bornova,35040 Bornova/İzmir,Turquia
  • Design Team

    Engin Ayaz, Nesile Yalçın, Nujen Acar, Elif Karaköse, Buşra Tunç, Berna Erenoğlu
  • Project Manager

    Nesile Yalçın
  • Interns

    Begüm Ural, Batuhan Türker
  • Visualization

    Murathan Sırakya, Gökhan Gürbüz
  • Architectural Design

    ATÖLYE Labs
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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AECOM and Pininfarina Selected to Design Istanbul New Airport's Traffic Control Tower

13:30 - 24 December, 2015
AECOM and Pininfarina Selected to Design Istanbul New Airport's Traffic Control Tower, © AECOM and Pininfarina; Courtesy of iGA
© AECOM and Pininfarina; Courtesy of iGA

iGA has selected AECOM and Pininfarina over Zaha HadidMoshe Safdie and 3 others to design the Air Traffic Control Tower for Istanbul New Airport - soon to be the world's largest new airport. The project will mark AECOM's first collaboration with Pininfarina, an Italian car design firm renowned for designing the Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. 

“One of the World’s largest aviation projects, Istanbul New Airport’s air traffic control tower will be an iconic structure, visible to all passengers traveling through the airport. We were looking for a striking design fit for a 21st century airport while remaining sensitive to Istanbul’s unique heritage. We received excellent designs from all over the world and are delighted to announce the AECOM and Pininfarina team as the competition winner,” said Yusuf Akçayoğlu, chief executive officer of İGA.

Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar and Feride Çiçekoğlu to Curate Turkish Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 16 December, 2015
Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar and Feride Çiçekoğlu to Curate Turkish Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale, 'Darzanà'. Image Courtesy of ÍKSV
'Darzanà'. Image Courtesy of ÍKSV

Following an open-call and two-stage evaluation, Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar, and Feride Çiçekoğlu with the support of Namık Erkal and Cemal Emden, have been selected as co-curators of the Turkish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, directed by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena under the theme 'Reporting from the Front'. Commissioned by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the project's title—'Darzanà'—reflects the great "twin harbours of the Mediterranean:" Istanbul and Venice.

Salon Unveils "Keeping the Valley Alive" Master Plan for Istanbul

08:00 - 29 November, 2015
Salon Unveils "Keeping the Valley Alive" Master Plan for Istanbul, © Salon
© Salon

Istanbul-based architecture studio Salon, in collaboration with Praxis Landscape, has unveiled the designs for its Beylikdüzü Life Valley Bridges and Routes Master Plan for Istanbul's Beylikdüzü district. Guided by the idea of “Keeping the Valley Alive," the project has created a new design for the area to thrive, maintaining the valley “livable, accessible, sustainable, feasible, and alive.” 

© Salon © Salon © Salon © Salon +14

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

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +42

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

© Depikt © Depikt © Depikt © Depikt +12

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

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +31

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.