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post updated 9 October 2021


Turkish Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Turkish Buildings.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and Turkish design competitions across Turkey. The focus is on contemporary buildings in Turkey but information on key traditional Turkish buildings is also welcomed.

We have 5 pages of Turkish Architecture selections.

Turkey Architecture : news + key projects

Turkish Building Designs : A-C

Turkish Architecture Designs : D-F

Turkish Building Developments : G-R

Turkish Buildings : S-Z (this page)

Buildings in Turkey

Buildings in Turkey – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Zorlu Levent Office Tower, Istanbul
Design: Tabanlioglu Architects
Zorlu Levent Tower Turkey
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Turkish Office Tower – 10 Nov 2011
Multistorey high-rise office tower is located at the financial district of Istanbul housing several of the world’s top financial institutions and other service sector leaders. The complex consist of 170 meter major office tower with 41 office floors and garden-offices at the 2-4 floors low rise extension being the back wing at street level and below grade, relevant to the contours and backward sloping of the property.

Sancaklar Mosque, Buyuk Cekmece
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Sancaklar Mosque Turkish Buildings
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Sancaklar Mosque, western Turkey
This new turkish building is located in Buyuk Cekmece, a suburban neighborhood in the outskirts of Istanbul. It aims to address the fundamental issues of designing a mosque by distancing itself from the current architectural discussions based on form and focusing solely on the essence of religious space.

Santral Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects / Nevzat Sayn (NSMH)
Santralistanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts
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Santral Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum
The first power plant of the Ottoman Empire was built at the point where the Golden Horn ends. Its construction began in 1910 and the plant was in operation until 1984. The program, which was introduced with main headings such as education, culture, art, and recreation, proceeded in detail during subsequent stages with distinctions such as faculty buildings, studios, laboratories, museum, gallery, restaurant, concert hall, and library.

Major Turkish Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Sapphire – Levent Tower, central Istanbul
Design: Tabanlioglu Architects
Istanbul Sapphire Turkish Buildings
image from Tabanlioglu
Istanbul Sapphire
261-meter Istanbul Sapphire, a residential, leisure zone and shopping center project, is the highest structure in Maslak, CBD of Istanbul. Rising upward, the building gets slightly thinner.

SSM Concert Hall Building, Istanbul
Design: Nevzat Sayin, NSMH
Turkish Concert Hall Building
photo : Cemal Emden, NSMH
Sakip Sabanci Museum Concert Hall
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.

Swiss Consulate, Istanbul
Design: Tuncer Cakmakli Architects
Swiss Consulate Turkey
image from architect practice
Swiss Consulate Turkey
The Swiss government bought 800m2 area at one of the high rises of Istanbul. They wanted Tuncer Cakmakli Architects to take responsibility of the application process and site control beside designing according to functions.

Varyap Shopping Living Center, Ataşehir
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Varyap Shopping Center Turkish Buildings
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Varyap Shopping Living Center, Istanbul
The Shopping and Life Style Center project, considered as a continuation of Varyap Meridian project in West Atasehir for the same client, designed with an approach that is separated from the current shopping centers. The development appeals to the motivations of the world of spectacle, serving as the buildings closed to their inside.

Yesil Vadi Mosque, Istanbul
Design: Adnan Kazmaoglu MAM ARC
Yesil Vadi Mosque, Istanbul Building, Turkey
photograph : Engin Gercek
Turkish Mosque Building
The circle form represents the universe and infinity (The symbol of infinity is formed by twisting a circle!). At the same time circle is the symbol of unity. Centric planned Ottoman mosques are circularized, permitted by extent of construction. In the design process of Yesil Vadi Mosque circle is used as the main form in two-dimension and three-dimension.

Zorlu Center, Istanbul
Design: Tabanlioglu Architects with EAA
Zorlu Center
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Zorlu Center Istanbul

Zorlu Center
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat & Tabanlioglu Architects
Zorlu Center Turkish Buildings
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Zorlu Center

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Tekfen Yalikavak Housing Complex & Hotel, Mugla

Teni Houses / Greenside residence, Mugla

Turkish Red Crescent, Gölcük, Kocaeli Province
Tuncer Cakmakli Architects
Turkish Red Crescent

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