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Tema Istanbul Showroom / Yazgan Design Architecture

  • Architects: Yazgan Design Architecture
  • Location: Halkalı, 34200 Küçükçekmece/Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Employer: Mesa, Kantur-Akdaş, Artaş, Öztaş Joint Venture
  • Area: 1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Yunuz Özkazanç

© Yunuz Özkazanç © Yunuz Özkazanç © Yunuz Özkazanç © Yunuz Özkazanç

Modsim / Yazgan Design Architecture

© Yunus Özkazanç
© Yunus Özkazanç
  • Architects: Yazgan Design Architecture
  • Location: Ankara/Ankara Province, Turkey
  • Architect In Charge: Kerem Yazgan, Burak Turgutoğlu
  • Area: 4100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Yunus Özkazanç

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

Taegutec Office Building / Tago Architects

  • Architects: Tago Architects
  • Location: Kocaeli Province, Turkey
  • Design Team: Mevlüt Duymaz, Hakan Özbek, Müge Eker Eryarar, Müge Turgay, Emre Kurbak, Mete Kıyan, Coşkun Armağan, Yıldırım Akbulut
  • Collaborators: Trimline Office Panels
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Gurkan Akay

© Gurkan Akay © Gurkan Akay © Gurkan Akay © Gurkan Akay

Ankara Arena / Yazgan Design Architecture

  • Architects: Yazgan Design Architecture
  • Location: Doğanbey Mh., Cumhuriyet Caddesi, 06200 Ankara/Ankara Province, Turkey
  • Design Consultants: Ersin Ersoy, Sport Concepts London
  • Interior Design: Yazgan Design Architecture
  • Area: 55000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Yunus Özkazanç

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

Details Emerge on World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul

Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture (Oslo) and Haptic Architects (London) have released details on what is expected to be the world’s busiest airport terminal: Istanbul Grand Airport. Planned for the Black Sea coast, just 35 kilometers outside the city, the six-runway development, masterplanned by Arup, will serve as a modern gateway to Istanbul and Turkey. 

The first of the project’s four phases is slated for completion in 2018 and will serve 90 million passengers per year. Once all phases are complete, the airport’s capacity will expand to over 150 million annual passengers, making it the world’s largest airport terminal under a single roof. 

“The Istanbul Grand Airport will be a modern, highly functional airport, with a unique sense of space,” described Nordic. “The airport is inspired by what makes Istanbul great: a large-scale, heaving metropolis with millennia of history, stunning architecture, both new and old, and a richness in color, patterns and quality of light.”

Trump Cadde / GAD

  • Architects: GAD
  • Location: Bereketzade Mh., Galata Tower, 34200 Beyoğlu/Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Architectural Project & Design: Gokhan Avcioglu & GAD
  • Project Team: Jonas Kirsch, Derya Arpaç, Tahsin İnanici, Gökşen Güngör
  • Area: 1040.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Alp Eren

© Alp Eren © Alp Eren © Alp Eren © Alp Eren

Venice Biennale 2014: Turkey to Explore "Places of Memory" in Istanbul

The İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Art (İKSV) has announced Turkey’s first-ever participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale: “Places of Memory.” Comprised of the work of five contemporary Turkish artists, and curated by architect Murat Tabanlıoğlu, the pavilion will aim to illustrate how a variety of 20th century architectural styles eventually evolved into a singe style throughout most of the contemporary world. 

Mersin Stadium / Bahadir Kul Architects

  • Architects: Bahadir Kul Architects
  • Location: Mersin, Turkey
  • Area: 75000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Bahadir Kul Architects

Courtesy of Bahadir Kul Architects Courtesy of Bahadir Kul Architects Courtesy of Bahadir Kul Architects Courtesy of Bahadir Kul Architects

Shortlisted Proposals for the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition

As we announced yesterdayIND [Inter.National.Design] + Powerhouse Company have won the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition to design a 100-meter Observation and Broadcast Tower in Çanakkale, western Turkey (the first international competition in Turkey since 1997). The team beat out an impressive shortlist of eight architectural heavyweights, including Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsSnøhetta, and FR-EE/Fernando Romero Enterprise; see all their proposals, after the break. 

Winner for the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition Revealed

Beating out an impressive shortlist of architectural heavyweights, including Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsSnøhetta, and FR-EE/Fernando Romero EnterpriseIND [Inter.National.Design] + Powerhouse Company, in collaboration with ABT, have won the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition to design a 100-meter Observation and Broadcast Tower for the historic city of Çanakkale in western Turkey.The tower will be completed in 2015, in time for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Galipoli.

Interestingly, this is the second design for an "iconic" antenna tower we've seen this month; you can check out Smiljan Radic's winning design for the antenna tower that will alter the skyline of Santiago, Chile here. And read after the break for IND + Powerhouse Company's description of their winning design.

Kayseri Ice Ring / BKA-BahadırKulArchitects

© Ket Kolektif
© Ket Kolektif

© Ket Kolektif Courtesy of BKA-BahadırKulArchitects © Ket Kolektif Courtesy of BKA-BahadırKulArchitects

Antalya Aquarium / Bahadir Kul Architects

  • Architects: Bahadir Kul Architects
  • Location: Antalya, Turkey
  • Client: Antalya Aquarium Company
  • Site Area: 30.000 m2
  • Area: 12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Ket Kolektif , Courtesy of Bahadir Kul Architects

Courtesy of Bahadir Kul Architects ©  Ket Kolektif ©  Ket Kolektif Courtesy of Bahadir Kul Architects

Ziya Imren Wins Competition for Instanbul's Beykoz School Complex

Ziya İmren Architects has recently won an invited competition for the design of the Beykoz School complex in Istanbul. The firm’s winning proposal distinguished itself by embedding its layout within the steep site’s natural surrounding and organizing school as a “cascading” hierarchy of spaces. 

Özyeğin University Student Center / ARK-itecture

  • Architects: ARK-itecture
  • Location: 34794 Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Interior Design: B-Design
  • Local Architect: B-Design
  • Design Team: Roger L. Klein AIA (Project Designer), Bulent Ergin Gungor (Architect of Record), Can Dagarslani (Project Architect), Baris Basat, Emre Gursoy, Nuran Erdogan, Ergun Kutluturk, Ece Seref, Turkan Dogan, Greg Taylor
  • Area: 22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Koral Oral

© Koral Oral © Koral Oral © Koral Oral © Koral Oral

Marc Koehler and ONZ Design Massive, "Ultra-Modern" Campus in Turkey

Marc Koehler Architects, in collaboration with ONZ Architects, have recently won an invited competition for their design of the Kastamonu Campus in Turkey. Their winning proposal, described as "an asymmetrical star", embodies excellence and is an endeavor to create the largest high school campus ever designed. Featuring laboratories, libraries, performance spaces, sports centers, a health centre, places of worship, dormitories and 29,000 square meters of educational spaces, the campus is expected to welcome 10,000 students.

Inter National Design Win Competition with Modular School Complex

Inter National Design (IND), based in Rotterdam and Istanbul, have won first prize in a restricted competition to design a large school complex in Viranşehir, Turkey. Five rectangular courtyards, together with five dynamic public strips, combine to envelop the collection of buildings with a variety of both neutral and dynamic voidal spaces. A degree of permeability with the city is designed into the scheme with the "two types of open spaces following a gradient using the buildings as filters from the hermetic façade of the courtyards to the permeable skins of the outer façade". Hills, pyramid stairs and areas of wild nature tie the atmosphere of the scheme into a unit within a "homogenous industrial roof profile and a modular structure".

WORKINN / Cinici Architects

  • Architects: Cinici Architects
  • Location: 41400 Çayırova, Turkey
  • Architectural Design: Can Çinici
  • Design Team: Selim Koytak, Cem Katkat, Adil Çamas, Cemre Teomete
  • Area: 12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Cemal Emden

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