Borusan Music & Art House
Istanbul, Turkey
This project has taken a historic building on the famous Istiklal Caddesi and inserted a modern core to provide a multi-purpose cultural centre. The historic shell has been restored, while the contemporary box at its heart comprises a lightweight steel dia-grid frame of V columns supporting open-plan floors, including two storeys of exhibition space, double-height concert halls, rehearsal rooms, a cafe and roof terrace. Many art works are integral to the building, including LEDs illuminating the V columns. While preserving Istanbul’s architectural heritage, the project also aims to symbolise the city’s artistic renaissance in a playful tension between past and present.

Source:

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Location
Istanbul, Turkey
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2008
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Borusan Music & Art House
Building Usages
cultural center
public/cultural
Keywords
music