AD Round Up: Projects in Turkey Part I

A retail complex, a library, a bank academy, a concert hall and offices. A great variety of projects from Turkey can be found in ArchDaily. Let’s see our first selection. The other four after the break.

Meydan – Umraniye Retail Complex & Multiplex / FOA The Umraniye retail development aims to perform not just as a proficient retail complex but as a true urban centre for the future development of one of the fastest growing areas in Istambul. Currently located in a suburb, the site will become in the near future a dense urban fabric built around the expanding retail complex currently located in the site (read more…)

Open Library / Superpool Installation of a public reading room in an art gallery space is a generous addition to the urban life of Istanbul’s most crowded pedestrian street. The gallery space is designed like an auditorium, with seats on one side facing a ‘stage’ with the books arranged as a backdrop. The proposal with a single element tries to create multiple options for public interaction; lectures, readings, screenings, casual conversations can all be accommodated (read more…)

Yapi Kredi Bank Academy / TEGET The Academy Building by TEGET Architects is an addition to the already existing banking center designed by British Architect, John McAslan. As an addition, the new building is not simply in continuity with the conglomerate of the existing 10 cubes; but rather an abstract statement of its own using the main complex as a backdrop. It introduces a focal point to an otherwise non-hierarchical organization via a pair of scaleless copper beams extending out to the landscape (read more…)

Turkish Association of Notaries / MuuM Architects The building is planned as a “communication medium” for the users. The relation between interior and exterior spaces defines ways of communication between the users and the community, as well as strengthening the relation among its users by creating a social working space (read more…)

SSM Concert Hall / NSMH The Bosphorus in Istanbul, which expresses most sharply the divide between Asia and Europe, is one of the places that must be preserved unchanged with the boats both large and small that go through it and the fabric that surrounds it. In fact, its surroundings should be slightly weeded out, thinned down, cleaned up (read more…)

About this author
Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Projects in Turkey Part I" 11 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.