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
Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Square Footage
882,500 square feet
Architect
Development
Design Group
Developer/Owner
Orta Gayrimenkul
Yatirim Yon Ve Tic
AS
Orta-Dogus

Credits

Construction Architect
Omerler Mimarlik
Graphic Designer
Development
Design Group
Landscape Architect
VSB
Lighting Designer
Grenald Waldron
Associates
General Contractor
Orta Gayrimenkul
Yatirim Yon Ve Tic
Management
Company

Istinye Yonetim
Hizmetlerive Tic As
Leasing Company
Alkas