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Renaissance Tower by FXFOWLE

Renaissance Tower

Project: Renaissance Tower
Designed by FXFOWLE
Client: Renaissance Development 
Area: 947 000 sqf 
Location: Istanbul, Turkey 
Massive diamond shaped Renaissance Tower project in Istanbul created as a new landmark of the city is work of FXFOWLE. For more images and architects description continue after the jump:

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From the Architects:

This tower, the tallest on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, makes a memorable presence for the headquarters of a dynamic construction and development company. Occupying an "edge-city" context at the intersection of two major highways, the tower is completely freestanding and seen in the round. Functioning like an obelisk, it marks the end of long vistas and announces the entrance to the city from the east.

This tower marries sculptural massing rooted in locale, a solar responsive skin with allusions to Islamic tradition, and the incorporation of green spaces throughout. Rooted in the particular spirit of Istanbul, it offers an antidote to the universal application of conventions that has regrettably become the norm for many international practices.

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