An Architectural Telecommunications Tower: Camlica Radio & TV Tower, Istanbul

Session: Track A: Non-Building Award, Part 2

Yalçın EyigünMelike AltınışıkProject image

Yalçın Eyigün
General Manager of Infrastructure Investments, Turkey Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Melike Altınışık

Completed in 2020, the 369 meter (1,211 ft) tower is located on top of Camlica Hill overlooking the city of Istanbul. The single piece structure broadcasts up to 100 stations at one time and has a viewing terrace and restaurant for visitors. Inspired by the tulip flower, a symbolism from the Ottoman period, the form of the tower depicts an un-opened blossom. Elevators offering panoramic views are located on both sides of the main building structure at the base. An iconic fixture in the landscape, the tower is innovative in its technological telecommunications and in its design.

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