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Yalıkavak Palmarina / Emre Arolat Architects

  • Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
  • Location: 48000 Bodrum, Turkey
  • Design Team: İbrahim Anıl Biçer, Deniz Kösemen, Makbule Yıldırım, Buket Katı
  • Responsible Architects: Emre Arolat, Gonca Paşolar, Rıfat Yılmaz, Leyla Kori
  • Area: 8200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Emre Arolat Architects

© Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects

Turkey Orders Demolition of Three 'Illegal' Residential Towers

The Turkish Council of State has ruled that the OnaltiDokuz Residence, a trio of towers between 27 and 37 stories tall in Istanbul's Zeytinburnu district, must be demolished in a landmark ruling that could have major ramifications for the country's planning system.

As reported by Oliver Wainwright in the Guardian, the Turkish Council of State ruled that the development "negatively affected the world heritage site that the Turkish government was obliged to protect," possibly in reaction to comments made by UNESCO in 2010, who threatened to put the city on its list of endangered world heritage sites.

Read on after the break for more on the ruling

Eskisehir Hotel and Spa / GAD Architecture

  • Architects: GAD Architecture
  • Location: Eskişehir/Eskisehir, Turkey
  • Project Coordinator: Nesime Önel
  • Design Team: Ertugrul Morcol,Carlos Valderama, Gizem Kiroglu,Omer Karaer,Durak Arıkan, Ayşegül Altuğ,Derya Arpac,Mehmet Baykara, Asli Genc,Muge Tan
  • Area: 45000.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Altkat Architectural Photography

© Altkat Architectural Photography © Altkat Architectural Photography © Altkat Architectural Photography © Altkat Architectural Photography

Sekiz Artı Wins Competition to Redesign Gallipoli National Park

The Gallipoli Peninsula, at the Western end of Turkey, holds a particular significance for the country as the site of a major World War One battle in which the declining Ottoman Empire repelled an attempted invasion by British forces. Today, it is seen as one of the defining moments that contributed to the formation of modern day , and the site of the battle is commemorated by a national park which includes a series of monuments and memorials at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Team Led by ONZ Architects + MDesign Wins Second Place In Gallipoli National Park Contest

The Gallipoli Peninsula, at the Western end of Turkey, holds a particular significance for the country as the site of a major World War One battle in which the declining Ottoman Empire repelled an attempted invasion by British forces. Today, it is seen as one of the defining moments that contributed to the formation of modern day , and the site of the battle is commemorated by a national park which includes a series of monuments and memorials at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Aiming to consolidate these sites in to a more coherent whole, the Çanakkale government launched a competition to redesign the area. Today we bring you the second place entry, by ONZ Architects + MDesign + Lola + 24H Architecture. Read on after the break for more on their design.

© ONZ Architects & MDesign Abīde/Morto Koyu. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign Abīde/Morto Koyu. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign Şahindere War Cemetary. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign

Özer/Ürger Architects + ON Design Take Third Place in Gallipoli National Park Competition

The Gallipoli Peninsula, at the Western end of Turkey, holds a particular significance for the country as the site of a major World War One battle in which the declining Ottoman Empire repelled an attempted invasion by British forces. Today, it is seen as one of the defining moments that contributed to the formation of modern day Turkey, and the site of the battle is commemorated by a national park which includes a series of monuments and memorials at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Aiming to consolidate these sites in to a more coherent whole, the Çanakkale government launched a competition to redesign the area, in which the team led by Özer/Ürger Architects and ON Design came in third place. Read on after the break to find out about their design.

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Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects

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"Places of Memory" - Turkey's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

From the Curators. Rather than conducting a historical account of modern epoch in Turkey, presenting an exhaustive catalogue, or trying to capture its unique local attributes, “Places of Memory” attempts to explore the main theme of the biennial via perceptions and experiences.

Zorlu Center / Emre Arolat Architects + Tabanlıoğlu Architects

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Vıcem Bodrum Resıdences / Emre Arolat Architects

  • Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
  • Location: 48400 Bodrum, Turkey
  • Design Team: Natali Tombak, Taner Arıkan, Neşet Arolat, Can Dinçer, Cenk Aykut, Leyla Kori, Necip Şahin, Neslihan Avşarlıgil, Nurgül Yardım, Taha Alkan, Tansel Dalgalı, Ünal Ali Özger
  • Architects In Charge: Gonca Paşolar, Başak Akkoyunlu
  • Area: 9500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Cemal Emden

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Ulus Savoy Residences / Emre Arolat Architects

Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz
Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz
  • Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architect In Charge: Gonca Paşolar, Kerem Piker, Deniz Kösemen, Zeki Samer, Serdar Sipahioğlu
  • Design Team: Gülseren Gerede Tecim, Zeynep Yapar, Nesime Önel, Sezer Bahtiyar, Olcay Özten, Volkan Yağ, Özge Çağlayan, Hale Ikizler, Merve Yüksel, Süleyman Yıldız, Başak Tekin, Nida Pelin Üye, Sevim Uyan, Elif Ekim,Ertuğrul Morçöl, Selahattin Tüysüz
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz

Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz

Santral Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts / Emre Arolat Architects + NSMH

  • Architects: Emre Arolat Architects, NSMH
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team: Kerem Piker, Natali Tombak, Gani Turunç, Sezer Bahtiyar, Ertuğrul Morçöl, Orhun Ülgen, Esin Erez, Murat Yavuzoğlu, Serdar Tercan, Ufuk Berberoğlu, Gözde Sazak, Gülseren Gerede Tecim, Hale Ikizler
  • Area: 6800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Emre Arolat Architects

© Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects

Suyabatmaz Demirel Proposes Terraced Market Hall for Sultangazi  

A marketplace is typical for most Turkish city districts. They provide a point of cohesion for the community, acting as an economic hub, a landmark, and an impromptu park. In the rapidly developing Sultangazi district of Istanbul, however, such a public place has yet to be seen. To remedy this, Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects have recently proposed a combination market hall and car park for the middle of this populous residential area.

Eyüp Cultural Center and Marrıage Hall / Emre Arolat Architects

  • Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team: Gonca Paşolar, Natali Tombak, Taner Arıkan, Neşet Arolat, Şaziment Arolat, Berke Debensason, Deniz Odabaşı, Deniz Kösemen, Ercan Yılmaz, Fulya Eliyatkın, Gülin Derman, Hande Bağcık, Hilay Erkin, Merve Yüksel, Olcay Özten, Seden Suataç , Senem Okşar, Sezer Bahtiyar, Sinan Serdaroğlu, Şafak Kızılırmak, Volkan Buluç Yağ
  • Interior Design: EAA
  • Area: 6350.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden

Kayseri West City Bus Terminal / Bahadir Kul Architects

© Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif

Sahibinden.com Office / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

  • Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
  • Location: Bostancı, 34920 Kadıköy/Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Design Team: İ. Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Emre Erenler, Türkan Yılmaz, Ayşe Selin Gürel, Ülkücan Turhan, Quentin Gaucher, Ezgi Sönmez, Niyazi Külahlı,İsmail Serdar Demir
  • Area: 5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Emre Dörter

Gaziantep Shopping Center / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

  • Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
  • Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Design Team: İ. Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Romain Cadoux, Barış Yüksel, Ayça Taylan, Işık Süngü, Onat Över, Türkan Yılmaz, Yasemin Hacıkura, Ezgi Sönmez
  • Owner: PD Gayrimenkul Yatırım
  • Photographs: Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden

Turkish Contractor's Associaton HQ / AVCI Architects

  • Architects: AVCI Architects
  • Location: Ankara/Ankara Province, Turkey
  • Area: 7138.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Yunus Özkazanç

© Yunus Özkazanç © Yunus Özkazanç © Yunus Özkazanç © Yunus Özkazanç