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DP Architects’ foray into Turkey began with the Emaar Square master plan, followed by the design of its retail component, the Emaar Square Mall. This retail component is part of the larger Emaar Square, a mixed-use development that comprises office, hotel and serviced apartment units; which are designed by various architecture firms. To further facilitate our work and to serve as a base to reach new markets in the CIS region, we officially established a branch in Istanbul. 

Our Turkey office is led by a team of highly committed and creative professionals. Tapping on DPA’s multidisciplinary approach, unique design methodologies across various project types, strength in large-scale projects and vast experience in project management, we work on both design and management of projects. Adding to this is our knowledge and experience of the industry as well as our attitude to service excellence. Having collaborated with overseas teams and industry consultants on both local and international projects, we give clients the assurance of Singapore’s high standards of work with the understanding of a local company.

To date, the Land of Legends Shopping Avenue in Antalya and the concept design of the Okmeydani Urban Redevelopment Master Plan are also among the list of completed projects by our Turkey branch. We have also been appointed Design Architect for the biggest part of the Haliç Taşkızak Tersanesi Project, one of the most prominent adaptive re-use project of Istanbul. Through these projects, DP aims to gain recognition as a permanent player in the Turkish design and construction sector with the advantage of being an international company with worldwide experience, bringing new values, solutions and a fresh look to the sector. In addition to this, current projects such as the concept architectural design of a headquarters office development in Mirabad District and the pre-concept master plan for Tashkent City, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, expand our experiences and competences in the CIS region and nearby markets.

Featured Projects

Tersane Istanbul Master Plan
Turkey > Istanbul

Tersane Istanbul Master Plan

2017
Tersane (Shipyard) Istanbul, located at the coast of Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the biggest shipyards in the Mediterranean Sea. It was actively used during the Ottoman Period for military and civilian purposes but escaped the industrial wipe-out and the accompanying urban plans that transformed the Golden Horn in the 1980s. Despite this, its shipyards – Camialti and Taskizak, remained active until 2001 when they were moved to new industrial sites at the periphery of Istanbul. DP Architects was appointed as the Design Architect to execute the master planning and design of Tersane Istanbul, specifically three out of seven zones within the larger master plan. These three zones will house retail, hospitality, residential, office and cultural spaces. Each zonal component is co-dependent on one another, functioning as a vibrant city centre that will be well-adapted to the conditions of the wider market economy while remaining relevant to its locale and people.


Emaar Square Mall
Turkey > Istanbul

Emaar Square Mall

2016
To experience the real Istanbul, one must not only visit the Byzantine mosaics and colourful bazaars, but also walk its tangled streets. Drawing inspiration from Istanbul’s vivid street life, the design for Emaar Square Mall choreographs a new way of organising the large-scale built environment by bringing different components of the master plan into a seamless whole.  Over 400 indoor and outdoor shops – including restaurants, cafés and entertainment outlets – are spread across five storeys, three below the ground and two above it. The underground shopping network takes to a continuous loop that is segmented in four seasonally themed retail zones.


The Land of Legends Shopping Avenue
Turkey > Istanbul

The Land of Legends Shopping Avenue

2016
Inspired by the natural and the heritage wonders of Antalya, The Land of Legends is an integrated lifestyle and entertainment resort that houses a five-star hotel, theme park, waterpark and a shopping avenue. DP Architects’ design of the retail street weaves together the textures of nature and old cities to create a shopping and lifestyle destination for all ages.