What makes the Istinye Park enclosed center in Turkey so notable is that it breaks the mold of what enclosed centers have become in the U.S. Perhaps free from the restraints that come with designing projects domestically, Development Design Group made some very bold strokes with the design of this project. The centerpiece of the project is its stunning Grand Rotunda — an arena-like space beneath a scalloped, segmented roof structure. Judges used terms like “refreshing,” “dramatic” and “progressive” in describing the project. If there is a drawback to the project it is that it doesn't fully connect with the area around it. Judges felt that was a “lost opportunity,” but still thought the overall design was award worthy.

Project Name

Istinye Park


Istanbul, Turkey

Square Footage

882,500 square feet


Development Design Group


Orta Gayrimenkul Yatirim Yon Ve Tic AS Orta-Dogus


Construction Architect

Omerler Mimarlik

Graphic Designer

Development Design Group

Landscape Architect


Lighting Designer

Grenald Waldron Associates

General Contractor

Orta Gayrimenkul Yatirim Yon Ve Tic

Management Company

Istinye Yonetim Hizmetlerive Tic As

Leasing Company