Murat Tabanlıoğlu

Tabanlıoğlu Architects

Speaker in event(s): Istanbul Finance Center
Born in 1960 in Istanbul, Murat Tabanlıoğlu completed his high school education in Istanbul High School (Former, Istanbul Male High School) and graduated from Architectural Department of Vienna University of Technology in 1992. With the experience which he had gained in Vienna by working with important architects, he founded Tabanlıoğlu Architects in 1990 in cooperation with his father, Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu.
Some of the recent works of him are; Loft I and II in Istanbul Levent, Kanyon, Istanbul Sapphire, Carrefour City Park and Metro Cente Shopping Malls, Media Center for CNN Turk and Channel D, several printing facilities and office buildings in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir for Dogan Media Group; Galataport, Istanbul Modern Museum; Nova and Tunaçelik Factories, Hannover Expo 2000 Turkish Pavilion, Hotel Rixos Libertas in Dubrovnik, Palace of Peace, Expo Center and Abbaya Office Tower in Kazakhstan, residences in Moscow, mix-use complex in Kiev and Officers Tower in Amman.
Some of the awards he received in national and international competitions are; 1988, Bodrum International Airport Project, first prize; 2000, Ankara Doğan Printing Center “Europe for Constructional Steelwork”, one of the four best steel structures in Europe; 2001, Istanbul Municipality Office Buildings, first prize; 2002, Media Town Chamber of Architects’ Structural Design Award; 2005, Grand Prizes in two different field in Cityscape Architectural Review Awards with Galataport and Istanbul Modern and in 2006, again a Grand Prize in Cityscape Architectural Review Awards with Kanyon. 

Tabanlıoğlu Architects

Tabanlıoğlu architects develop innovative, yet efficient and economically viable design alternatives, considering the uniqeness of the plave and the individuality of requirements.

The practice focuses on the matters of the building in global terms; yet for the achievement of best design quality the architects evaluate the expressions of each country, religion and zone, distinctively.

Every location offers special conveniences or engerders challenges that require specifif solutions. Identifying the impact of the building on the local landscape and present values is as important as the architectural design of the building, in accordance with the needs, as well as new technologies in the changing world.

We advocate transparent spaves being an extension of public zones in the urban context, aiming to motivate an interactive, lively social mood; our architectural attitude aspire new social routines and synergy born out of architecture will encourage the environmental transformation.

Visionary thinking and innovative approaches need collaboration with other engineering and planning disciplines. We also beieve that architects must cooperate in a spirit of global allianve and commit to sustainable patterns of production, to contribute to global progress by means of the man-made environment.

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