Istanbul’s Communications Tower Raising by Melike Altınışık Architects

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MELIKE ALTINISIK ARCHITECTS. Lead.- Melike Altınışık. Project Architects.- Özge Çağlayan, Tuğba Okçuoğlu, Ayça Yontarım. Architectural Assistants.- Ali Arslan, Yunus Emre Demirkıran, Zoe Georgio, Mazyvdas Samuolis, Beste Sensöz. Landscape Architect.- DS Landscape
Design Team
Melike Altınışık in collaboration with Daniel Widrig.
Competition Team
Melike Altınışık in collaboration with Daniel Widrig and Florian Dubiel (visualisation).
Melih Altınışık, Tan Akıncı, Begüm Aktaş, İrem Coşkun, Gül Ertekin, Büşra Güler, Çiğdem Nur Kebapçı, Selçuk Kişmir, Thomas Kleinow, Samed Tezgah, Ahmet Ünveren.
Structural engineers.- Balkar. Structural Peer Review.- Thorton Tomasetti. Telecomunication Engineer.- ABE Teknoloji. Electrical Engineer.- HB Teknik. Mechanical Engineer.- Çilingiroğlu. Wind Engineer.- RWDI. Facade Engineer.- Newtecnic.
Fire Strategy Consultant.- Etik. Vertical Circulation Consultant.- 3TEK. Acoustic Consultant.- Pro-Plan. Lighting Design Consultant.- Realities United, Darklighting. Way Finding Design Consultant.- POMPAA. Quantity Survey and Fee Estimation.- Entegre Project Management. Visualisation-.- MIR
UDHB – Ministry of Transportation and Communication
29000 m²
2011 - tbc

Melike Altınışık Architects

MAA was founded in 2013 by Melike Altınısık. It is one of the leading architecture studios that develops innovative and visionary projects ranging from architecture and urban design to interiors, including installations and product design. It is inspired by a wide range of sources that are not common in architecture, such as organic and natural systems.

MAA's approach to developing the relational thinking capabilities of architecture in its relationship with design techniques through generative processes of technological, material and computational innovation has given practice a visionary perspective on all aspects related to design architectural of buildings.

MAA has participated in several architecture contests, exhibitions and national, international and invited publications. Melike Altınısık's work received numerous prestigious awards, including the Europe 40, the FEIDAD 07' Design Award and the Swiss Art Prize. MAA's work includes award-winning projects such as Istanbul Çamlıca TV and Radio Tower in Turkey.

Melike Altınışık. She is an award-winning architect, designer and educator, who is dedicated to develop an innovative approach towards architecture, urbanism and design. Her work aims to develop the relational thinking capacities of the architecture in its relation with design technologies.

Since 2006, she has developed her wide range international professional architectural experience by working on significant projects of varying scales from high-rise buildings, masterplans , cultural centres and museums to bespoke furniture designs. Her design work received a number of prestigious design awards including EUROPE 40 under 40, FEIDAD Design Award 07’ and Swiss Art Award. She participated in various national, international and invited architectural competitions, exhibitions and publications. Her work includes prize winning projects such as Istanbul Çamlıca TV and Radio Tower (Istanbul, Turkey - Underconstruction).

Prior to forming her practice in Istanbul, she has worked in London as a Lead Architect with Zaha Hadid Architects (2006-2013).

Besides her professional architectural practice, she has been an invited critic, guest lecturer, speaker and jury member at various institutions such as AA (Architectural Association, London), SAC (Staedelschule of Architecture, Frankfurt) , LAU (Lebanese American University, Beirut), ITU (Istanbul Technical University) , BU (Bilgi University, Istanbul).

She received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory, AADRL  (2006) in London and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Istanbul Technical University, ITU (2003) in Istanbul with her High Honours.



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