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Hanging Gardens of Istanbul - Onur Teke - Turkey
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Hanging Gardens of Istanbul - Onur Teke - Turkey
Onur Teke - Turkey


Born in Izmir (Turkey) in 1975. Onur studied architecture at Yildiz technical University in Istanbul. After working with Peter Eisenman in New York, he joined in the year 2000 Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) and became an associate architect. During those years in RPBW he developed various Museums which include: The Museum of Contemporary Art (Sarajevo), Isabella Steward Gardner Museum (Boston), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) and in particular Kimbell Art Museum in (Fort Worth, Texas) for which he was in charge from early design phase to final construction.

Onur has participated in various workshops and given lectures during his career. His work has been presented in various publications and received various prestigious international awards.

Project Description

A mixed use high rise located in Istanbul. The main goal is to create apartments with views towards the sea while allowing for owners to have their own exterior gardens/terraces.

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