Top Turkish architects at Cityscape Dubai
Dubai, September 8, 2011
Tabanlıoğlu Architects, an award winning Turkish design firm, will be back at 'Cityscape Dubai 2011' after its successful expo debut last year.
The company, renowned for creating remarkably outstanding designs and execution , returns dynamically to showcase its projects at the 'Cityscape Dubai 2011' which runs from Sept 27 to 29.
Tabanlıoğlu Architects will also play a key role at the expo. Its partners Murat and Melkan Tabanlıoğlu are part of the high profile speakers at the World Architecture Congress, on be held on the first two days of the expo.
The seminar will see industry leaders talk about the current challenges in the field of architecture, new standards in international best practice, and the latest innovative strategies for applying modern sustainable design techniques.
More in particular, the partners will be speaking about: “Best practices in international urban regeneration” and the creation of modern iconic landmarks: “Seizing opportunities in the growing Istanbul landscape.”
Besides, the Turkish arechitects have been shortlisted for the '2011 Cityscape Awards for Architecture' in the Emerging Markets in the following two categories, said a company statement.
Commercial/Mixed use built Award category for the Asmacati Shopping and Meeting Point in Izmir, Turkey.
Community Built Award category for the Sipopo Congress Center in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
Their Istanbul project, Loft Gardens was also one among the 13 star-studded cast of breathtaking buildings such as Masdar Institute by Foster & Partner’s to Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid’s which received the award from RIBA (Royal Academy of British Architects).
“The 21 storey residential building situated in Istanbul comprises of high-rise garden patios inserted into the façade as a counterpoint to the protruding bay windows to deepen the play of solid and void within the façade,' said the jury.
'The plan and section are organized to create a range of apartment types of great spatial variety, some horizontal based around patios, others vertical around double-height spaces. The Loft Gardens are an extreme demonstration of elegance and restraint within a subtly modified typology,' the jury added.
The award announcement came last May in reward for Tabanlıoğlu's unabashed passion for the aesthetic of the industrial loft with their exposed services and structure and with their use of concrete, steel and timber.
After Cityscape, the Turkish architects team will head to UK to collect the award.
Tabanlioglu Architects were also recognized by the Asia-Pacific Property Awards for the Best Public Service Architecture for the Astana Arena in May 2011.
During last year's Cityscape Dubai, Tabanlıoğlu won the award in the ‘Architecture in the Emerging Market - Community Built Category’ and the ‘International Property Awards in the Bloomberg/Arabia Section’ for the Tripoli Congress Center in Libya.
They are also the recipients of the prestigious International Architecture Award (Public Service) for the Tripoli Congress Center at the International Commercial Property Awards that were held in London, UK in 2010.
The Turkish group also won ‘Best Cultural and Public Sector Award of MEA’ for its Tripoli Congress Center in Libya, while the founders, Murat and Melkan Tabanlioglu, jointly won ‘Architect of the Year in the Middle East’.
Their other ongoing projects are Astana Media Center in Kazakhstan, and Zorlu Levent Office Tower, ESAS HQ, Bodrum International Airport, Tarabya Hotel Renovation, Alacati Resort, Camlica Residence.-TradeArabia News Service