ISTANBUL CAMLICA TV AND RADIO TOWER

  • PROJECT
    Istanbul TV and Radio Tower

    LOCATION
    Istanbul, Turkey

    DATE
    2011 – tbc

    CLIENT
    UDHB – Ministry of Transportation and Communication

    STATUS
    Competition, Underconstruction

    SIZE
    29000 m2

    ARCHITECT
    MELIKE ALTINISIK ARCHITECTS

  • DESIGN 
    Melike Altınışık in collaboration with Daniel Widrig

    PROJECT ARCHITECTS
    Özge Çağlayan, Tuğba Okçuoğlu, Ayça Yontarım

    PROJECT TEAM
    Melih Altınışık, Tan Akıncı, Begüm Aktaş, İrem Coşkun, Gül Ertekin, Büşra Güler, Çiğdem Nur Kebapçı, Selçuk Kişmir, Thomas Kleinow, Samed Tezgah, Ahmet Ünveren

    ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANTS
    Hüsna Al, Ali Arslan, Bahadır Asimov, Yunus Emre Demirkıran, İdris Demirli, İlda Ersezer, Zoe Georgio, Hüseyin Kocakuşaklı, Berfu Oker, Şeyma Özübek, Enes Burhan Pilavcı, Mazyvdas Samuolis, Beste Sensöz, Bilal Torğul, Sümeyye Uçar

    COMPETITION TEAM
    Melike Altınışık in collaboration with Daniel Widrig, Florian Dubiel (visualisation)

    STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
    Balkar 

    STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW
    Thorton Tomasetti

    TELECOMUNICATION ENGINEER
    ABE Teknoloji

    ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
    HB Teknik

    MECHANICAL ENGINEER
    Çilingiroğlu

    WIND ENGINEER
    RWDI

    FACADE ENGINEER
    Newtecnic

    LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
    DS Landscape

    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

    PHOTOGRAPHY
    NAARO

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Istanbul's futuristic 369m meter-tall new telecommunication tower seeks a sense of motion and rhtym within its silhouette that changes when viewed from different directions around Istanbul. Those architectural formations combine elegance and beauty with math and geometry, whose innovative concept allows inhabitable spaces to be attached to the whole of the tower's core. The project hopes to symbolize the growth of the megacity of Istanbul.

The tower will replace several drab structures currently in use and will combine an estimated 125 broadcasting transmitters in one structure and it will house two-story restaurant and observation deck overlooking views of Istanbul, from Asia to Europe. There will be also a public foyer, cafe, exhibition and mediatec areas inside the podium which is transformed by the existing park walkway in Küçük Çamlıca Grove.

The Panorama Elevators which rising on both sides of the building are architectural elements that feed and divide the monolithic body.

Visitors will experience a vertical travel along the 180 meters towards the historical peninsula on the one side, Black Sea Coasts on the other side.

They will be able to watch Istanbul from the observation and restaurant floors where located 400m above sea level.

The tower has been topped with 145-meter steel mast supported by a 203-meter concrete core which, as of early April, has reached the total height of 369 meters of construction (589 meters above sea level).

While wind testing was employed to confirm the monumental structure’s overall stability, it was also used to develop the unique facade design and optimize how the load of the building envelope would act on the concrete core. The engineered facade not only provides structural optimization but allows for inhabitable space to radiate around the tower’s central concrete core. In this unique tower which requires advanced engineering techniques both in terms of architectural 

design and construction methodology, all the design features, architectural planning and material selections were made considering these processes. ‘’


The monumental tower’s engineered facade is scheduled to be completed in early 2019. The new landmark structure is expected to draw an estimated 4.5 million visitors annually with the official opening slated for late 2019.