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Turkey Related Events/Initiatives

Wind Effects on Tall Building Façade Systems
18 Jun 2019, Istanbul – Event Report
CTBUH Turkey organized an educational seminar on the effects of wind on tall building façade systems, featuring presentations by academic and professional experts.
Seismic Resilience of Buildings
17 Apr 2019, Istanbul – Event Report
CTBUH Turkey held a seminar discussing seismic resilience strategies, featuring presentations from a panel of experts in engineering, design, and financial sectors.
2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports
2 Aug 2018 – Tour Report
This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along waterfronts and other natural settings.
CTBUH Turkey Chapter Holds Successful Inaugural Event
17 Jan 2018, Istanbul – Event Report
CTBUH Turkey held its inaugural chapter event at the Hilton Istanbul, where industry experts spoke with over 120 guests on topics relating to the theme "Tall & Green."
CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016, Chicago – Awards Event
CTBUH is proud to announce the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards, chosen from a pool of 132 submissions vying for recognition.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH Releases Study on the Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…

Featured Tall Buildings in Turkey

Allianz Tower

Allianz Tower, Istanbul

The Allianz Tower is Turkey’s first LEED Platinum tower and the project brings together a sculptural massing rooted in place and a solar-responsive skin alluding to Islamic tradition.

Sapphire Tower

Sapphire Tower, Istanbul

Sapphire Tower brings a fantastic residential building into a downtown business core with sky gardens and "indoor-outdoor" terraces housed within the two skins of the tower.

Trump Towers Istanbul

Trump Towers Istanbul, Istanbul

Trump Towers Istanbul is a mixed-use development, bringing an office and a residential tower together on a large, shared podium.

Varyap Meridian

Varyap Meridian, Istanbul

The first high-rise residential project in Turkey to achieve a LEED rating, Varyap Meridian contains five towers that reduce energy use by 30%.

Turkey Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Turkey, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Contributor

Metal Yapi Metal Yapi
Turkey
FAC FACS
Ronesans Holding Ronesans Holding
Turkey
CON COST ENVP LEGL PMNG

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MBY MBY
Turkey
STRC SEIS FAC

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CTBUH Turkey

Wind Effects on Tall Building Façade Systems

18 Jun 2019, Event Report – CTBUH Turkey organized an educational seminar on the effects of wind on tall…

Seismic Resilience of Buildings

17 Apr 2019, Event Report – CTBUH Turkey held a seminar discussing seismic resilience strategies, featuring…

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports

2 Aug 2018, Tour Report – This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along…

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Mehmet Kilic

Country Representative

Mehmet Kilic
Turner International LLC, Istanbul

Ilayda Oner

Future Leaders Committee Co-Chair

Ilayda Oner
Turner International LLC, Istanbul

Burak Yilmaz

Future Leaders Committee Membership Manager

Burak Yilmaz
MBY Engineering, Istanbul

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Mehmet Genc

City Representative

Mehmet Genc
Turner International LLC, Istanbul

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CTBUH Turkey Representation

CTBUH Resources on Turkey

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Award of Excellence

Shaping Skylines Through Engineering Innovation

30 May 2018 –
Aine Brazil, Thornton Tomasetti

Oppressive Impact of High Rise Office Buildings

3 Mar 2008 –
Hande Ünlü, University of Tokyo

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall

Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue IV
CTBUH Research

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV
Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

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Turkey Related Papers/Research

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
The Middle East region is hosting its first CTBUH International Conference since 2008. In that year, there were 119 completed buildings of 150 meters or greater height. Ten years later, there are now 387 such buildings either completed or topped…
2017: Skyscraper History’s Tallest, Highest- Volume, and Most Geographically Diverse Year
5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I
This 2017 Tall Building Year in Review / Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis report shows that more buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2017 than in any other year, with a total of 144 completions. Notably, 2017 was also…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together to effectively become one. This paper establishes the criteria…
Modern Tower, Ancient City: Ronesans Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Dan Kaplan & Fatin Anlar, FXFOWLE; Stephen DeSimone, DeSimone Consulting Engineers
In this era of globalization, societies and cities struggle with the need to modernize and remain competitive against the desire to show deference to historical context. This paper will present a Case Study on Renaissance Tower (Ronesans Tower) in…
Istanbul: Impact of High-Rises on a Historic, Yet Contemporary, City
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; Ayşin Sev & Bahar Başarır, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
High-rise buildings have a significant impact on cities and their metropolitan areas in a variety of ways, most notably on cities with extensive historic built heritage, like Istanbul. Many of these buildings can be regarded as iconic structures,…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Twenty years ago, the Middle East contained only one skyscraper over 150 meters in height. It is now estimated that by the end of 2015 the region will have 289 buildings in this category.
The History of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Nathaniel Hollister, CTBUH
Due to the compact and historic nature of its cities, some unpopular designs, and an unfortunate association with public housing, Europe had historically been slow to build skyscrapers. But currently, the continent is outpacing North America in…
The Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; CTBUH Research
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
Design Criteria for High-Rise Buildings in Historical Cities: The Case of Istanbul
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Aysin Sev, Aydan Ozgen & Bahar Basarir, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
High-rise building construction, which is occuring at an expanding pace in many cities all over the world, is also accelarating in Istanbul. A large number of multistorey office, residential and multi-use buildings are being planned and constructed…
The Global Impact of 9/11
Sep 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Leader Interviews by Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Just as many Americans still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that US president John F. Kennedy had been shot, most people will likely remember what they were doing on September 11, 2001.
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; CTBUH Research
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…
Oppressive Impact of High Rise Office Buildings on Inhabitants through an Istanbul Case Study
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Hande Ünlü & Kotaroh Hirate, The University of Tokyo; Munakata Jun, Chiba University
In this research, high-rise office buildings are categorized into three types by their “interaction generating factors” qualities. A questionnaire survey was held in Istanbul and it determined that interaction is one of the most significant factors…

Featured Tall Buildings in Turkey

Varyap Meridian

Varyap Meridian, Istanbul

The first high-rise residential project in Turkey to achieve a LEED rating, Varyap Meridian contains five towers that reduce energy use by 30%.

Trump Towers Istanbul

Trump Towers Istanbul, Istanbul

Trump Towers Istanbul is a mixed-use development, bringing an office and a residential tower together on a large, shared podium.

Sapphire Tower

Sapphire Tower, Istanbul

Sapphire Tower brings a fantastic residential building into a downtown business core with sky gardens and "indoor-outdoor" terraces housed within the two skins of the tower.

More Featured Tall Buildings

Turkey Facts

Population 81,619,392 (2014)
Area 783,562 km² • 302,533 mi²
GDP $821.8 billion (2013)
150m+ Buildings 59 Completed9 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None Completed • 1 Under Constr.
Tallest City Istanbul
Global Ranking #14 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #1 in Europe by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Mersin Complex (177 m, 1987)
Average Building Age 7 Years
Most Common Function Residential (50%)
Most Common Material Concrete (95%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in Turkey

1   Highlife Tower - 375 m Izmir
2   Merkez Ankara Office Tower 2020 301 m Ankara
3   Skyland Office Tower 2017 284 m Istanbul
4   Skyland Residential Tower 2017 284 m Istanbul
5   Metropol Tower Istanbul 2017 280 m Istanbul
6   Sapphire Tower 2010 261 m Istanbul
7   Mahall Bomonti Izmir 2022 240 m Izmir
8   Emaar Square The Address Hotel & Resi… 2019 229 m Istanbul
9   Nurol Life 2018 220 m Istanbul
10   Istanbul Tower 205 2019 220 m Istanbul
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed