Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture
İstanbul, Türkiye

On a prestigious site at the tip of the Bosporus, an Ottoman power station was built in 1910 and functioned until 1986 when it was abandoned; the site and facility was acquired for a university campus. The two boiler rooms and supporting structures are heritage-listed, so the original steel structure with brick infill was restored following high standards. The interiors were renovated to accommodate a school of architecture and a library for 800 students, and a new steel skeleton was introduced to create the interior floors of studios, workshops, and exhibition spaces. The original structure, and all of the new structural, mechanical, and electrical elements, and special soundproofing materials, are left exposed as teaching demonstrations.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

İstanbul, Türkiye
Images & Videos
Associated Names
Completed 2014
7,800 m²
Building Usages