Hayati and Murat Tabanlioglu

Murat Tabanlıoğlu (RIBA, Chartered Member, AIA International Associate Member) studied architecture at Vienna Technical University and graduated in 1992. He founded Tabanlıoğlu Architects in cooperation with Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu in Istanbul in 1990. Besides his atelier program at Istanbul Bilgi University, he lectures at universities and various international platforms.  As a jury member, in addition to his international contributions at AIA and WAF, Mr. Tabanlioglu will serve on the Master Jury for the 2013 Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.   

 Murat Tabanlıoğlu received MEA- Middle East Architect Award, Architect of the Year in 2010 together with his partner Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu.  Some of the recent awards of Tabanlıoğlu are International Property Awards, International Architecture Award Winner- Public Sector, 2010 for Tripoli Congress Center; International Property Awards, International Architecture Award Winner- Public Sector, 2011 for Astana Arena; RIBA International Awards 2011 for Loft Gardens; WAF 2012 Transport Category Winner for Bodrum International Airport and Cityscape Global 2012 Community& Culture Category Winner for Astana Media Center. The project of the office is short listed for 'New National Stadium Japan International Design Competition' in November 2012.

Searching for new efficiencies in terms of global and environmental needs and developments, recent Tabanlıoğlu works comprise a wide range of building types including residential and mixed-use complexes in Istanbul, Levent Loft & Loft Gardens and Kanyon (with Arup & Jerde), the tallest residential building of Europe Sapphire; contemporary urban complex Zorlu Center (with EAA); a stimulating urban transformation project  Istanbul Galataport; the first modern museum of Turkey, Istanbul Modern; Turkish Pavilion  as one of the most outstanding examples of Expo 2000 in Hannover;  Media Center for CNN Turk and Channel D, as well as several printing facilities and office buildings for Dogan Media Group such as DMC Ankara; office buildings such as ESAS HQ, Zorlu Levent, Selçuk Ecza HQ; Palace of Peace (with Foster and Partners), Astana Arena, Astana Media Center and, Almaty Fitness Center in Kazakhstan; public projects like Tripoli Congress Center, Sirte Lounge in Libya, Sipopo Congress Center in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; high-rises in Dubai ; Hotel Rixos Libertas in Dubrovnik; Hotel and summer resorts in the Aegean Coast of  Turkey; innovative shopping mall projects E5, Marmara Forum and M1Meydan in Istanbul, Asmacatı in İzmir and several other retail facilities in Turkey; industrial buildings like Tunacelik and Nova factories; and renovation projects such as Beyazıt Library from the 16th Century, the memorable Tarabya Hotel and  Hayati Tabanlıoğlu’s Ataturk Cultural Center.

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