If you are an active Instagram and social media user, you are sure to have seen the dancing house in Prague or the Sydney Opera House. Now it is time for the interesting architectural works in Turkey, it is high time that you looked more carefully to your surroundings!
Designed by architect Seyfi Arkan and completed in 1935, Florya Atatürk Marine Mansion is considered one of the first examples of modern architecture in Turkish architecture. One of the symbols of the young Republic of Turkey's socio-cultural modernization process under the rule of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, due to its location, the mansion encouraged people to go swimming and also enabled Mustafa Kemal to be close to the public. The building is used as a museum today.
Sümela Monastery still preserves its mystery while modern works attract attention with its different designs. Sümela Monastery, which is said to date back to Hagia Sophia, whose mathematical equations still remain a mystery, can be reached by a 100-step stair; Not only in Turkey but also in other countries it is known as one of the world's most interesting buildings. The arches that bring water to the monastery and the structures that require the carving of the mountain are certainly an engineering wonder when the monastery was built. Of course, the fact that it is 1400 meters above sea level makes it even more interesting.
Built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 542 AD and the oldest water cistern in the world, Basilica Cistern was cleaned in 1987 and opened to visitors by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. The cistern, which underwent a comprehensive restoration last year, is one of the most popular historical buildings that tourists visit in Istanbul. It is one of the most special architectural monuments in Turkey with the same time.
MODERN LINES COMPETE IN CURRENT HISTORY
The mosque designed by Emre Arolat Architects is located in Büyükçekmece, Istanbul. When you enter this mosque in a rural spot away from the chaos, you leave the world behind and step into an environment where you can have a spiritual experience. Built as a simple cave, the mosque is considered one of the modern underground works.
Alligator, the symbol of Bursaspor, was the inspiration for the renewed stadium. Being on many international news, it has managed to become one of Turkey's most interesting architectural works with its view.
Designed by the partnership of US architecture company Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Has Architecture, the construction of the Crystal Tower was completed in recent years. With a height of 168 meters, the Tower is one of the most interesting works of the Levent district in Istanbul. The coolest feature of this tower is that its appearance changes according to the direction you look.
Antalya Expo Tower
The project, designed by NITA Architecture, was awarded the first prize in a competition held in 2014. The “Flower Children”-themed tower is in harmony with Antalya and can give a highly universal message. The tower has excellent protection against sunlight thanks to its open and closed cruise floors, perforated frontal and convex form. Antalya Expo Tower, which can express strong and simple lines at the same time, has become one of the symbols of the city since its construction.