Shortlisted Proposals for the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition

00:00 - 28 February, 2014
Courtesy of Arkitera
Courtesy of Arkitera

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

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
© MIR
© MIR

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

22:00 - 19 February, 2014
© Ket Kolektif
© Ket Kolektif

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Antalya Aquarium / Bahadir Kul Architects

01:00 - 17 February, 2014
©  Ket Kolektif
© Ket Kolektif
  • 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

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Ziya Imren Wins Competition for Instanbul's Beykoz School Complex

01:00 - 8 February, 2014
© Ziya Imren Architects
© Ziya Imren Architects

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

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
© Koral Oral
© Koral Oral
  • Architects

  • 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

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

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
View. Image Courtesy of Marc Koehler / ONZ Architects
View. Image Courtesy of Marc Koehler / ONZ Architects

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

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
View from Boulevard Strip. Image Courtesy of Inter National Design
View from Boulevard Strip. Image Courtesy of Inter National Design

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

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
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© Cemal Emden

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Ziraat Bank Headquarters / KPF

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
© KPF
© KPF

KPF has unveiled what will be their first project in Turkey: a pair of 40- and 46-story towers that will serve as the new headquarters for the country’s largest and oldest financial institution. The Ziraat Bank Headquarters will be the centerpiece of the new Istanbul International Financial Centre (IIFF), encompassing over 400,000-square-meters of office space and inspired by the site’s rich architectural context. 

Besiktas Fish Market Refurbishment / GAD

01:00 - 6 December, 2013
© Alp Eren
© Alp Eren
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beşiktaş/Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Architects in Charge

    Gokhan Avcİoglu & GAD
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Alp Eren

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Eight Teams Shortlisted for Canakkale Antenna Tower in Turkey

01:00 - 6 December, 2013
Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition
Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition

Eight international teams have been shortlisted to design a 100-meter tall Observation and Broadcast Tower for the historic city of Çanakkale. The competition, now in its second stage, has required each team to develop their schematic designs before submitting them to the jury in February. 

As stated by the competition brief, “competitors are strongly recommended to consider the technological requirements of the broadcasting tower and recreational potentials of a public entity with equal emphasis.” Once complete, the forested hilltop site will be transformed into a public destination, offering exhibition spaces, recreational facilities and observation decks, in addition to an “iconic antenna tower.”

The complete shortlist includes: 

CTHB Law Office / Salon Architects

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
© Büşra Yeltekin
© Büşra Yeltekin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design

    Alper Derinboğaz, Melike Altınışık
  • Team

    Samim Magriso, Gül Ertekin, Ayda Agaoglu
  • Application

    Yeditepe Aral Yapı
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Büşra Yeltekin

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Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
Competition Site
Competition Site

Çanakkale, a city of unique urban heritage, is situated on the northwestern coast of Turkey along the Aegean Sea and Dardanelles. The new antenna tower to be designed will be located at the southern outskirt of Çanakkale and will broadcast to the surrounding cities. The site for the proposed tower is on the top of a hill -and within a national forest- providing stunning views of the Dardanelles.

The competitors are strongly recommended to consider the technological requirements of the broadcasting tower and recreational potentials of a public entity with equal emphasis.

The scope of the competition is not only limited to the design of an iconic antenna tower but also includes development of innovative concepts for creating outdoor and indoor spaces enabling public programs of leisure, recreation and exhibition that will attract local people as well as tourists. The design and the position of the project should create a destination in the region that will be renown throughout Turkey.

More information after the break.

Grimshaw to Design World’s Largest Terminal in Istanbul

00:00 - 15 October, 2013
Istanbul. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw
Istanbul. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw

Following a competitive interview process Grimshaw, in partnership with Nordic Office of Architecture, has been appointed by the Turkish consortium of Cengiz, Mapa, Limak, Kolin and Kalyon to design the terminal complex for Istanbul New Airport

Located on the Black Sea coast, some 35km outside of Istanbul, the ambitious six-runway development, masterplanned by Arup, will be delivered in four phases. The first phase will open in 2019 and aims to serve 90 million passengers per year. This will increase to 150 million passengers per annum once fully complete. The new airport will include the world’s largest airport terminal, with a gross floor area close to one million square meters.

Bursa Wholesale Greengrocers and Fishmongers Market / Tuncer Cakmakli Architects

01:00 - 15 October, 2013
Courtesy of Tuncer Cakmakli Architects
Courtesy of Tuncer Cakmakli Architects

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Turkey Design Mission 2013

00:00 - 7 October, 2013
Courtesy of Turkey Design Mission
Courtesy of Turkey Design Mission

Turkey's fast growth has increased the demands in the construction sector, opening many opportunities for architects. 

Arkimeet 2013: Architects meet in Istanbul

00:00 - 18 September, 2013

Arkitera Architecture Center is an independent architecture center that has been dedicated to sustain a better architectural practice, enhance the architectural culture and to raise the architectural quality in Turkey.

ARKIMEET, one of the brands created by Arkitera Architectural Center, is developed as the most significant meeting platform among the architects in Turkey. With the motto "ARCHITECTS MEET in ISTANBUL", the event will comprise national and international conferences, panels and award ceremonies to honor individuals and institutions which contribute to the improvement of the urban quality. In addition to these activities and awards, it is aimed to provide opportunities to establish one-to-one connections among the participants and providing appropriate meeting occasions.

This year speakers include Julien de SmedtDurmuş DilekçiAnne Marie Galmstrup, and Josep Lluis Mateo among others.

Complete information after the break.