Thanks to a unique geographic position at the intersection of two continents, Istanbul is one of the most prosperous cities in the world. Once rivalling Rome for the title of largest city in the world in terms of population, the city now has more than 14.5 million residents and should reach a population of 16 million by 2020, which would make it Europe's largest metropolis, ahead of London and Moscow. The dramatic demographic growth experienced by Turkey's main city is forcing its inhabitants to live further and further away from the banks of the Bosphorus, as new residential, commercial and office developments stretch along the highways and new subway lines leading in and out of the city.

Aerial view of Skyland Istanbul, image via Broadway Malyan

In the outskirts of Istanbul, steps away from the Seyrantepe subway station and the Türk Telekom Arena, local developer Eroglu Property is currently building a three-tower mixed-used complex known as Skyland Istanbul. Designed by international architecture firm Broadway Malyan, the project will eventually include a 65-storey, a 284-metre office tower, a 64-storey residential tower with 600 units, and a 500-room hotel located within a 180-metre tower. 

Mall at Skyland Istanbul, image via Broadway Malyan

All three skyscrapers will share a 7-floor podium housing a partially open mall, occupied by a 10-screen cineplex, exclusive shops, restaurants, as well as 3,500 parking spots. Each building will boast a different glass coating with varying patterns ranging from vertical and horizontal fins along the hotel and office towers, to a more intricate geometric arrangement for the residential portion of the complex. Finally, the edifices will be characterized by a tilted roof. 

Podium portion of Skyland Istanbul, image via Broadway Malyan

Skyland Istanbul — scheduled for completion in 2017 — is not the only project reshaping the formerly industrial Cendere Valley. Indeed, the area immediately adjacent to the Eroglu's development is in the process of being transformed into the Vadistanbul master-planned community, which will house 35,000 people, and include a pedestrian street, a mall, and offices.

Looking up at Skyland Istanbul, image via Broadway Malyan

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Related Companies:  Broadway Malyan, Eroglu Property