Winner for the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition Revealed

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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” 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 + Powerhouse Company’s description of their winning design.

Kayseri Ice Ring / BKA-BahadırKulArchitects

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Architects: BKA-BahadırKulArchitects
Location: /Kayseri Province,
Area: 2,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ket Kolektif, Courtesy of BKA-BahadırKulArchitects, Emre Mollaoglu

Antalya Aquarium / Bahadir Kul Architects

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

Ziya Imren Wins Competition for Instanbul’s Beykoz School Complex

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

Özyeğin University Student Center / ARK-itecture

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Architects: ARK-itecture
Location: 34794 Istanbul Province,
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
Year: 2011
Photographs: Koral Oral

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

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Marc Koehler Architects, in collaboration with ONZ Architects, have recently won an invited competition for their design of the Campus in . 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.

Keypark / VEN Architecture

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Architects: VEN Architecture
Location: /Ankara Province,
Area: 21400.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Arda Ayderman–Özgür Özdemircan

Inter National Design Win Competition with Modular School Complex

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Inter National Design (), 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

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

Ziraat Bank Headquarters / KPF

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KPF has unveiled what will be their first project in : 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

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Architects: GAD
Location: Beşiktaş/Istanbul Province,
Architects In Charge: Gokhan Avcİoglu &
Area: 320.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Alp Eren

Eight Teams Shortlisted for Canakkale Antenna Tower in Turkey

Çanakkale 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

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Architects: Salon Architects
Location: Istanbul,
Design: Alper Derinboğaz, Melike Altınışık
Area: 250 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Büşra Yeltekin

Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition

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 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

Istanbul. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw

Following a competitive interview process Grimshaw, in partnership with , 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 will include the world’s largest terminal, with a gross floor area close to one million square meters.

Bursa Wholesale Greengrocers and Fishmongers Market / Tuncer Cakmakli Architects

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Architects: Tuncer Cakmakli Architects
Location: Bursa/Bursa Province,
Area: 304000.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Tuncer Cakmakli Architects

Turkey Design Mission 2013

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

Turkey Design Mission Edition III will be Turkey’s only event to gather the key stakeholders involved in development projects as part of the Hospitality Focus and Urban Regeneration scheme for face to face interactions, source the most innovative products and most importantly lead goal setting discussions to prescribe the standards to be met as part of Turkey’s Vision of 2023 in the real estate sector.

Arkimeet 2013: Architects meet in Istanbul

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 ”, 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.