Designed by Melike Altinisik Architects, Istanbul's new telecommunications tower will be the tallest building in the city when completed in late 2019.
A 145-meter steel mast was added to the tower's 203-meter concrete core, making the tower a total height of 369-meters (589 meters above sea level).
Wind testing was employed to confirm the monumental structure’s overall stability and help develop this unique façade design which not only provides structural optimisation, but allows for inhabitable space to radiate around the tower’s central concrete core.
The tower seeks a sense of motion and rhythm, its silhouette changing when viewed from different directions around Istanbul.
Advanced engineering techniques were required both in terms of architectural design and construction methodology. All the design features, architectural planning and material selections were made considering these processes.
The monumental tower’s engineered facade is scheduled to be completed in early 2019. The new landmark structure is expected to be completed with the official opening slated for late 2019.
Architect: Melike Altinisik Architects
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Project Director: Melike Altınışık
Project Design Team: Melike Altınışık in collaboration with Daniel Widrig
Project Architects : Özge Çağlayan, Tuğba Okçuoğlu, Ayça Yontarım
Project Team: Melih Altınışık, Tan Akıncı, Begüm Aktaş, İrem Coşkun, Gül Ertekin, Büşra Güler, Çiğdem Nur Kebapçı, Selçuk Kişmir, Thomas Kleinow, Samed Tezgah, Ahmet Ünveren
Architectural Assistants: Ali Arslan, Yunus Emre Demirkıran, Zoe Georgio, Mazyvdas Samuolis, Beste Sensöz,
Competition Team: Melike Altınışık in collaboration with Daniel Widrig and Florian Dubiel (visualisation)
Engineers & Consultants (ShortList)
Structural Engineer: Balkar
Structural Peer Review: Thorton Tomasetti
Telecomunication Engineer: ABE Teknoloji
Electrical Engineer: HB Teknik
Mechanical Engineer: Çilingiroğlu
Wind Engineer: RWDI
Facade Engineer: Newtecnic
Landscape Architect: DS Landscape
Fire Strategy Consultant: Etik
Vertical Circulation Consultant: 3TEK
Acoustic Consultant: Pro-Plan
Lighting Design Consultant: Realities United, Darklighting
Way Finding Design Consultant: POMPAA
Quantity Survey and Fee Estimation: Entegre Project Management
Photography: Ege Acar
Client: UDHB – Ministry of Transportation and Communication
Year: 2011 - tbc