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Old August 11th, 2009, 11:32 PM   #1
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RMJM designs first ‘green’ development in Turkey’s financial district

RMJM has today unveiled details of the US $1 billion development it is designing in Istanbul’s new residential and business district, which will be one of the ‘greenest’ projects in Turkey.

The luxury 372,000 sq m development – being designed by RMJM’s New York and Istanbul studios - will be located in the Atasehir district of Istanbul which the Turkish government intends to transform into the country’s new financial district and business centre.

Set on a highly visible site (totalling 107,000 sq m) that features panoramic views stretching from the Bosphorus Strait in the west to the Princes’ Islands and the Sea of Marmara to the south, the development has been commissioned by Turkish real estate development company VARYAP, part of Varlibas Group International. It includes a 60-storey tower, 1,500 residential units, a five-star hotel, offices and conference facilities with landscaped public areas and parking facilities. The project, which is expected to serve 20,000 people, is scheduled to be completed in 2011.

The RMJM design team intends to create an iconic complex that is designed to achieve the ‘LEED’ sustainability accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council and, as such, would be the first mixed use development of its kind in Turkey. To achieve this the designers analysed the local site conditions and embraced the topography, climate and surrounding context to maximise the site’s natural potential and inform building orientation and landscaping. This also ensured panoramic views beyond the site, while minimising solar heat gain to the building facades.

Active ‘green’ design features include rainwater collection sites and facilities to optimise water usage and reduce energy consumption, wind turbine technology, cooling water pools that enhance the external landscape and a co-generation plant that will produce electricity for the development. The unique context and culture of Istanbul is incorporated into the design including a spectral tiled facade, ranging from terracotta to blue to white.

“We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to create a landmark community in Istanbul’s up-and-coming financial district,” said Chris Jones, RMJM Design Principal who leads RMJM’s new Istanbul office. “RMJM’s design not only addresses Istanbul’s culture, climate, architectural heritage and cosmopolitan attitude but also sets a new standard for sustainable design for Turkey. Sustainable design is no longer a trend but a necessity and our client VARYAP embraced the idea from the start.”

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Old August 11th, 2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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Atasehir will turn into a new CBD
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Varyap Meridian wins international award

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News

The environmentally friendly Varyap Meridian residential and commercial complex has been deemed worthy of the International Property Award for 'the best real-estate project' and 'the best high-rise building' in Europe. The complex, which is being built by Varyap property group in Ataşehir, on the Asian side of Istanbul, will be complete

The environmentally friendly Varyap Meridian residential and commercial complex has won the International Property Award for “the best real-estate project” and “the best high-rise building” in Europe.

The Varyap property group’s development is located in Ataşehir, on Istanbul’s Asian side, consists of 1,500 residential units, a five-star hotel and office, and commercial and common space. The complex has been designed to comply with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, criteria.

Once complete in 2011, the Varyap Meridian complex is expected to consume 40 percent less energy and water than an average residential project through the use of solar panels and rainwater collection, among other eco-friendly measures. Some 90 percent of the total area of the complex at Atasehir is made up of green space.

The International Property Awards are given to residential and commercial properties. Participants from five different geographic regions are judged by a team of professionals who span the entire range of property-related disciplines.

Energy efficiency to be the norm

Süleyman Varlıbaş, chairman of Varyap’s parent group, Varlıbaş Holding, said the Meridian complex is being built to be as energy efficient as possible. “Our eventual goal is to cut down on the consumption of energy even more, to construct buildings that will actually generate their own energy. With new technology, hopefully in the future this will be possible,” Varlıbaş said Tuesday.

The chairman said the building is likely to set an example for the entire Turkish construction sector in the future. “My estimate is that the energy-efficiency and general construction standards of Meridian will become the norm in Turkey in 50 years,” Varlıbaş said.

Erdinc Varlıbaş, the chief executive officer of Varyap, said the firm used the services of the engineering consultancy Buro Happold in order to ensure that Varyap Meridian would comply with LEED criteria.

“Buro Happold’s New York team consulted with us on the mechanical, electrical and structural engineering aspects of the complex,” he told the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review. “When you build a LEED-compliant building, you have to consider all aspects, from design to structure to the exterior and the facades. We now have a LEED application and we’ll hopefully get the certificate at the end of the process.”

The five-star hotel

Management of the five-star hotel in the Varyap Meridian complex will be contracted out to an international hotel chain. “We are currently negotiating with several international hotel chains that do not already have a presence in Turkey,” Süleyman Varlıbaş said.

The hotel will occupy 38 floors and will primarily focus on serving business travelers. Expected to open in 2011, it will initially have capacity for some 350 guests, which can be expanded over time.

The total revenue of the $250-million Turkish Liras project is expected to stand at $1.2 billion. Of the first phase of Varyap Meridian units, some 80 percent have already been sold.

“Our goal is to guarantee healthy returns for our buyers. It’s important for buyers make a profit from their investment,” Erdinc Varlıbaş said. “Today we estimate that those who have already bought their flats will see a premium of 100 percent within the first year.”

The prices of flats at Varyap Meridian range between 188,000 liras for studio units and 800,000 liras for a four-bedroom unit.

Varyap expects to start the second phase of sales for residential units a few weeks’ time, after which it will proceed with the sales of the office spaces.
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Wow best design award of Europe
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The construction works have started:

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That is a very clever used of the cladding to create a graduated tone up the buildings. I look forward to this one - although so many people will speculate this being located in Europe or not, but that's for somewhere else.

I'm not too keen on what look to be low-rise houses. They look like cheap holiday chalets. But I am very impressed with the vast amount of parkland.
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Love the design.
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Love the designs, looking forward to see these buildings finnished.
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Cool looking buildings!
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That is a very clever used of the cladding to create a graduated tone up the buildings. I look forward to this one - although so many people will speculate this being located in Europe or not, but that's for somewhere else.

I'm not too keen on what look to be low-rise houses. They look like cheap holiday chalets. But I am very impressed with the vast amount of parkland.
its on the asian part of Istanbul
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european or asian who cares? it's just a project in Istanbul
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to make it clear where it is located
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And also except these 5 skyscrapers it is written here :http://www.varyapmeridian.com/#/vary...yerlesim-plani
There is also planned 5 star otel and offfice building which will be 34 floors!
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