In Pursuit of Modernity

In Pursuit of Modernity

HALF DAY TOUR

In Pursuit of Modernity and Beyond: Levent Walking tour
A half day walking tour in Levent district, where an architectural story is starting in the 1950s as an ‘American Dream’ and transforming in the 70s into an industrial cluster with factories and gecekondu’s, to become a high rise commercial and business center in 90s. Today this district consists of these layers through which one can experience the history of modern Turkey by walking.

Duration: 4 hours
Meeting time: 9 am/14.00 (not in winter)
Up to 20 persons
Meeting point: M1 Levent Metro Station – “Levent Çarşı Exit”

Tour Stops:

-Levent District: Designed by Prof. Kemal Ahmet Aru and Prof. Rebii Gorbon in 1947 and known as one of the most important urban mass housing settlements.
-Kanyon Shopping Mall designed by Tabanlıoğlu Architects
-Levent Ofis designed by Molestina Architects – Swanke Hayden Connell as the first LEED Certificated Building in Turkey
-Levent Loft designed by Tabanlıoğlu Architects in 2007.
-Loft Bahçe designed by Tabanlıoğlu Architects in 2010.
-Kristal Tower-QNB Finansbank designed by Pei Cobb Creed Partners – Has Mimarlık, completed in 2014
-Sapphire Istanbul designed by Tabanlıoğlu Architects in 2011, is the highest building in Turkey where its top terrace offers the 360° panorama of Istanbul.
-Ticaret Odası İlkokulu, designed by Uygur Architects in 2010, is a public school project as a part of earthquake prevention plan of 40 schools in Istanbul

Tour ends at M1 4.Levent Metro Station Entrance, centrally located to all means of public transportation. No interior visits except Kanyon and Sapphire Istanbul