Turkey Orders Demolition of Three 'Illegal' Residential Towers

00:00 - 25 August, 2014
Turkey Orders Demolition of Three 'Illegal' Residential Towers, Image via istanbulucuyorum.blogspot.co.uk
Image via istanbulucuyorum.blogspot.co.uk

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

01:00 - 10 July, 2014
Eskisehir Hotel and Spa / GAD Architecture, © Altkat Architectural Photography
© Altkat Architectural Photography
  • Architects

  • 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

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Sekiz Artı Wins Competition to Redesign Gallipoli National Park

00:00 - 6 July, 2014
Sekiz Artı Wins Competition to Redesign Gallipoli National Park, Courtesy of Sekiz Artı
Courtesy of Sekiz Artı

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

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
Team Led by ONZ Architects + MDesign Wins Second Place In Gallipoli National Park Contest, Kabatepe Conkbayiri. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign
Kabatepe Conkbayiri. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign

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 +41

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

01:00 - 3 July, 2014
Özer/Ürger Architects + ON Design Take Third Place in Gallipoli National Park Competition, Courtesy of Özer/Ürger Architects
Courtesy of Özer/Ürger Architects

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.

Courtesy of Özer/Ürger Architects Courtesy of Özer/Ürger Architects Courtesy of Özer/Ürger Architects Courtesy of Özer/Ürger Architects +26

Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 17 June, 2014
Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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

00:00 - 15 June, 2014
"Places of Memory" - Turkey's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

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.

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +11

Zorlu Center / Emre Arolat Architects + Tabanlıoğlu Architects

01:00 - 12 June, 2014
Zorlu Center / Emre Arolat Architects + Tabanlıoğlu Architects, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +53

Vıcem Bodrum Resıdences / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Vıcem Bodrum Resıdences / Emre Arolat Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
  • 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 © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +42

Ulus Savoy Residences / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 25 May, 2014
Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz
Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz
  • 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 +33

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

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Santral Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts / Emre Arolat Architects + NSMH, © Emre Arolat Architects
© Emre Arolat Architects
  • Architects

  • 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 +43

Suyabatmaz Demirel Proposes Terraced Market Hall for Sultangazi  

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
Suyabatmaz Demirel Proposes Terraced Market Hall for Sultangazi  , Exterior View. Image © Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects
Exterior View. Image © Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects

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

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
Eyüp Cultural Center and Marrıage Hall / Emre Arolat Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
  • 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 +39

Kayseri West City Bus Terminal / Bahadir Kul Architects

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Kayseri West City Bus Terminal / Bahadir Kul Architects, © Ket Kolektif
© Ket Kolektif

© Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif +20

Sahibinden.com Office / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Sahibinden.com Office / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects, © Emre Dörter
© Emre Dörter
  • 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

Gaziantep Shopping Center / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Gaziantep Shopping Center / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
  • 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 +17

Turkish Contractor's Associaton HQ / AVCI Architects

01:00 - 9 May, 2014
Turkish Contractor's Associaton HQ  / AVCI Architects , © Yunus Özkazanç
© Yunus Özkazanç

© Yunus Özkazanç © Yunus Özkazanç © Yunus Özkazanç © Yunus Özkazanç +44

Tema Istanbul Showroom / Yazgan Design Architecture

01:00 - 3 May, 2014
Tema Istanbul Showroom / Yazgan Design Architecture, © Yunuz Özkazanç
© Yunuz Özkazanç
  • Architects

  • 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 +26