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Old July 27th, 2008, 01:34 PM   #21
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Old July 29th, 2008, 05:00 PM   #22
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Old August 6th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #24
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Old August 6th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #25
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İzmir has organized a project competition to breathe new life into its peninsula, backed by the promise of a YTL 100,000 reward for the winner. “With this project we aim to bring investors into the city,” said İzmir Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu.

Güzelbahçe, Urla, Seferihisar, Karaburun, Çeşme, as part of the Urla-Çeşme-Karaburun Peninsula, will be considered within the framework of the project, spearheaded by the İzmir Municipality. Its objective is the preservation of cultural values using a holistic approach, the improvement of the peninsula and local development. The development of the peninsula means the development of the city, said Kocaoğlu, adding: “We continue to carry out projects for drawing some more investors to İzmir and for better urban planning. We believe very talented individuals will apply to this contest as the jury consists of distinguished experts in the subject area. The peninsula will begin a new life with the winner project.”

Individual applications will not be taken into consideration for the contest because it requires interdisciplinary teamwork. Each team will consist of at least one urban planner, an architect, an agriculture engineer and a landscape architect. Consultants will also be present during the contest. The winner's blueprints will be presented to the public during an exhibition to be held between Dec. 20 and 21at İzmir Kültürpark.

Associate professor Semahat Özdemir of the İzmir Institute of High Technology will chair the jury, consisting of professors from Ege and Dokuz Eylül universities, including Uygun Aksoy, Orcan Gündüz, Mehmet Bülent Özkan, Alp Timur and associate professor Renan Funda Barbaros.

The project application deadline is Nov. 18 and the winner will be awarded YTL 100,000, the second runner up YTL 50,000, and five honorable mentions will receive YTL 10,000 each.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #26
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Old August 12th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #27
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I heard the project will finish 2009

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Old August 20th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #28
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Swissotel Grand Efes to be focal point of İzmir

İzmir's new convention center hosted its first official event Friday evening, transforming one of the ballrooms into a club-like atmosphere, complete with several DJs to round out the night.

For the past two weeks Swissôtel has offered complimentary events to corporate clients, both in order to introduce the hotel's amenities to the local community and to give the staff a chance to practice in a realistic setting, but Friday night's event, hosted by an international tobacco company, was the facilities real initiation.

The Grand Efes Convention Center, which can accommodate up to 2,000 delegates in its extensive facilities, plans to market itself as a top destination for trade delegations, association conventions and conferences, in addition to local seminars, weddings and graduations. Concerning international conventions, Stuart Chase, the general manager of Swissôtel Grand Efes in Izmir, named Rome, Milan, Athens and Turkey's own Istanbul as the fiercest competition in the Mediterranean region.

Chase commented that the company's 19-year record of impressive service in Istanbul has given Swissôtel a reputation for a high standard of luxury.

Swissôtel operates four hotels in Turkey, which is tied with China for the largest number of hotels inside one country. In addition to İzmir, the other hotels are located in Ankara, Istanbul and Göcek. Other locations of Swissôtel worldwide include Amsterdam, Zurich, Sydney, Bangkok and Chicago. The newest addition will be opened in Bremen, Germany.

During the renovation process, the external architecture was for the most part protected while the inside of the 20 year-old building was changed to a clean, contemporary and cutting-edge style. Nonetheless, one of the goals Swissôtel was to keep elements of the historic Grand Hotel Efes and emphasize the cultural features that once made it an icon of İzmir.

The grand opening of the hotel will take place in October. Chase described the opening process for the hotel as “one of the smoothest” he has experienced. “We've had a lot of key personnel here for quite some time,” he explained. “It's definitely helped us with service standards from day one.”

One of the goals of Swissôtel is to attract more people to İzmir and make sure that İzmir is recognized as one of the primary cities of Turkey. A key point is to bring more direct flights to İzmir's Adnan Menderes Airport, which is currently operated only by Lufthansa and British Airways. “It is very important to us to get Izmir on the map and on the convention and association calendar,” Chase remarked. He warned however that it would take time for İzmir to attract some of the larger international conventions, as they are typically booked for two years in advance.

Lobbies, hallways and open areas display some of the original artwork from the Grand Hotel Efes while also featuring contemporary pieces to update the collection.

In the future, Swissôtel plans to host art shows, auctions and galleries. The auditorium, which seats 1,000 people, will be a good venue for film festivals.

“We kept a lot of work that people remember,” Chase said. He mentioned that many guests were happy to find the hotel's Aquarium Restaurant is one aspect of the past that has remained constant. Large round “picture windows” allow patrons of the restaurant to watch swimmers underwater as they eat. Although there were initially some problems with the frames being able to handle the water pressure, the restaurant is now open to guests.

Since the hotel's “soft opening” in May of this year, approximately 80 percent of the hotel's guests have been Turkish while the remaining 20 percent are foreign. Chase said Swissôtel hopes to see the number of international guests increase to 40 percent. Currently 22 tour operators from India are being hosted by Swissôtel in İzmir for a familiarization trip. “We are very excited about bringing people to İzmir,” Chase said.

The hotel spa, adjacent to the convention center, will open Sept. 1. Beautiful and extensive gardens surround all of the buildings.

Grand Hotel Efes' heyday as an icon of İzmir was in the 1970s and '80s. After it closed in 2000, the current owners purchased the property from the government and began the YTL 150 million renovation project.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 05:55 AM   #29
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that tower looks great, meds!!!
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Old August 25th, 2008, 03:19 PM   #30
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Old August 26th, 2008, 10:59 AM   #31
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They look pretty fancy!
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Old August 27th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #32
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Folkart Narlıdere houses are my dream houses.Btw it's a great thread.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:56 AM   #33
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I don't like it! Too artsy.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 12:17 PM   #34
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Old September 4th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #35
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Old September 5th, 2008, 12:43 PM   #36
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Very nice, I love Izmir
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Old September 17th, 2008, 06:38 PM   #37
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Folkart Narlıdere Evleri offers a luxury lifestyle

Folkart Yapı A.Ş., one of Turkey's leading construction firms, is nearing the completion of its Folkart Narlıdere Evleri project, located in the Aegean city of İzmir.

The company, which started the construction of the project in August 2007 with an investment of $120 million, plans to open the houses to their owners in December 2008.

The company has sold more than half of the 168 houses in the project, said Mesut Sancak, general manager of Folkart Yapı A.Ş. “We have put into effect a unique project in İzmir … The company's fair-price policy along with extensive support from the residents of İzmir have been the major factors behind the success of the project,” said Sancak.

Sancak underlined that the Folkart Narlıdere Evleri project offered its residents a new lifestyle. From now on Folkart Narlıdere A.Ş. will focus on the construction of luxury houses and offices along with hotel and shopping center projects, said Sancak.

Folkart Narlıdere Evleri project offers its residents a wide range of opportunities outside the walls of their houses as well. “Our major objective in this project was to offer house owners a living space that enables them to spend their weekends and yearly holidays within the boundaries of the building complex," said Sancak.

The company has created a wide range of social facilities and living spaces for the realization of this objective. They consulted with Yapı Kredi Koray, or YKS, one of the leading companies of Turkey in the field of facilities management,” said Sancak.

YKS created an operating budget for the project that amounts to less than YTL 2 per square meter. A family which lives in a 250-square-meter house in the project and wants to make use of all the facilities of the building complex needs to pay a subscription of YTL 500 at this level,” said Sancak.

“We have presented the model house in the project to the taste of İzmir residents,” said Sancak, adding the company planned to launch a 22-story Mavişehir Folkart project in Mavişehir. Folkart Mavişehir has a swimming pool on its 14th floor, while it has a wide range of social facilities on its 15th floor, said Sancak, adding the project had walking tracks on its 16th floor.

“Emre Arolat, who was the architecture of Folkart Narlıdere Evleri, designed the project,” said Sancak.

“We will complete the construction of the “Folkart Towers” project, the first twin towers in the city, in 2011 in the city's Salhane Yenikent region,” said Sancak. The twin towers, with 45 stories, will be comprised of luxury houses and offices, he added.

The adverse impacts of the global mortgage crisis have been reflected in the country's real estate sector, said Sancak, stressing the crisis had less of an impact on luxury projects.

“The global crisis diminished the demand for housing projects. This situation, in turn, decreased the prices of the housing projects by 40 percent. However, despite the stagnation in the real estate sector, the prices of construction materials have increased significantly. This will pave the way for the rise in the prices of housing projects in the upcoming period.”

“This is the best time for the purchase of real estate. People purchase the houses in the Narlıdere project not for investment purposes; instead they buy them for living in as it is a luxury project. Hence, the crisis did not have an adverse impact on our project,” he added.

“Turkey needs 600,000 new houses each year. In this respect, we believe that both the real estate sector and the housing markets will revive in 2009.”
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Old September 18th, 2008, 05:44 AM   #38
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Old September 18th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #39
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 10:24 PM   #40
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Heris Tower: 124 m / 26 fl - new enlightening concept at night

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