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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