Turkey is looking to soon have one of the greatest ‘greenest’ projects on its soil.
RMJM recently unveiled plans for a $1 billion USD development, to be located in the capital Istanbul’s new residential and business district, Atasehir.
The New York and Istanbul studios of RMJM are working on this massive green project spread, which covers over 372,000 square metres.
Commissioned by real estate development company VARYAP, despite its luxury credentials it will impress environmentalists too.
The green development will offer its occupants panoramic views stretching from the Bosphorus Strait in the west to the Princes’ Islands and the Sea of Marmara to the south. The project is likely to include a 60-storey tower, 1,500 residential units, a five-star hotel, offices and conference facilities with landscaped public areas and parking facilities.
So, you may ask, what makes it so green. Well, for starters there are rainwater collection sites and facilities to optimize water usage and reduce energy consumption. Furthermore there’s wind turbine technology, cooling water pools to enhance the landscape as well as a co-generation plant that will produce electricity for the development.
In a nod to Istanbul’s “look”, the design includes a spectral tiled facade, ranging from terracotta to blue to white.
The project is expected to be completed by 2011.