RMJM architects: green development, istanbul, turkey RMJM architects: green development, istanbul, turkey
aug 12, 2009

RMJM architects: green development, istanbul, turkey

green development atasehir district, istanbul turkey by RMJM architects image courtesy RMJM architects

international firm RMJM architects unveiled plans of their 1 billion USD development in istanbul, which will be one of the ‘greenest’ projects in turkey.

set on a highly visible site that features panoramic views stretching from the bosphorus strait in the west to the princes’ islands and the sea of marmara to the south, the 372,000-square-meter project for turkish real estate development company varyap, part of varlibas group international, includes a 60-story tower, 1,500 residential units, a five-star hotel, offices and conference facilities with landscaped public areas and parking facilities. the project, which is expected to serve 20,000 people, is scheduled to be completed in 2011.   active ‘green’ design features include rainwater collection sites and facilities to optimize water usage and reduce energy consumption, wind turbine technology, cooling water pools that enhance the external landscape and a co-generation plant that will produce electricity for the development. the unique context and culture of istanbul is incorporated into the design including a spectral tiled facade, ranging from terracotta to blue to white.

green development atasehir district, istanbul turkey image courtesy RMJM architects

green development atasehir district, istanbul turkey image courtesy RMJM architects

green development atasehir district, istanbul turkey image courtesy RMJM architects

green development atasehir district, istanbul turkey image courtesy RMJM architects

green development atasehir district, istanbul turkey image courtesy RMJM architects

green development atasehir district, istanbul turkey image courtesy RMJM architects

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