Yalıkavak Palmarina / Emre Arolat Architects

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Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
Location: 48000 Bodrum,
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
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects

Turkey Orders Demolition of Three ‘Illegal’ Residential Towers

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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

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Architects: GAD Architecture
Location: /Eskisehir,
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: Courtesy of GAD Architecture

Sekiz Artı Wins Competition to Redesign Gallipoli National Park

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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, which was won by Istanbul-based practice Sekiz Artı. Read on after the break for more on their design.

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

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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.

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

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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, 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.

Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects

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Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
Location: ,
Area: 700.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

“Places of Memory” – Turkey’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

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From the Curators. Rather than conducting a historical account of modern epoch in , 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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Architects: Emre Arolat Architects + Tabanlıoğlu Architects
Location: Beşiktaş/ Province, Turkey
Area: 639 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

Vıcem Bodrum Residences / Emre Arolat Architects

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Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
Location: , 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
Area: 9,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cemal Emden

Ulus Savoy Residences / Emre Arolat Architects

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Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
Location: Istanbul,
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
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz

Santral Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts / Emre Arolat Architects

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Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Kerem Piker, Gani Turunç, Ertuğrul Morçöl,Orhun Ülgen, Sezer Bahtiyar, Esin Erez, Murat Yavuzoğlu, Serdar Tercan, Ufuk Berberoğlu, Gözde Sazak, Gülseren Gerede Tecim, Hale İkizler
Area: 100,000 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects

Suyabatmaz Demirel Proposes Terraced Market Hall for Sultangazi  

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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 Marriage Hall / Emre Arolat Architects

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Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
Location: Istanbul,
Area: 6,350 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cemal Emden

Kayseri West City Bus Terminal / Bahadir Kul Architects

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Architects: Bahadir Kul Architects
Location: Kayseri/Kayseri Province,
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2006
Photographs: Ket Kolektif

Sahibinden.com Office / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

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Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
Location: Bostancı, 34920 Kadıköy/ 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: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Emre Dörter

Gaziantep Shopping Center / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

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Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
Location: ,
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

Turkish Contractor’s Associaton HQ / AVCI Architects

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