DIVAN Kurucesme

LOCATION
ISTANBUL / TURKEY
ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT & DESIGN
GOKHAN AVCIOGLU & GAD & SINAN KAFADAR & METEX
PROJECT TEAM
SEMIH ACAR, NESIME ONEL, AYSU AYSOY, EFE ILGEN
BUILDING TYPE
HOTEL, REDEVELOPMENT, HOSPITALITY, INTERIORS, LEISURE, RETAIL
CONSTRUCTION AREA
10.346 m2
PROJECT SITE AREA
6.851 m2
YEAR
2012
STATUS
STUDY
AWARDS
2015 GREEN GOOD DESIGN AWARD FOR DIVAN KURUCESME, THE EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE & THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM


Divan Kurucesme is located along the spectacular coastline of the Bosporus. In addition to being coherent with the city silhoutte it was crucial that the project respected the surroundings and nature. For this reason, the restoration focused on preserving the existing wall and trees.

Divan Kurucesme includes a multiple purpose venue, meeting rooms and topography embedded. The project also consists of parking and service areas. The remain of the existing building has stone walls and vaults preserved to maintain the social and constructed identity. It is intented that the walls and vaults turn into living elements of the design. 

The roof of the building acts as a continuation of the green surroundings. At the same time roof holds the sunlight via controlled windows. Interior materials of building elements are chosen from sustainable and local materials: rough wood panels for interior surface of roof and natural stone for the floor.

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