Maslak Spine Tower
Istanbul Turkey
Height 202 m / 663 ft
Floors 47
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Maslak Spine Tower
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Sky Garden Maslak
Type

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2014
Country

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

City

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code
34398
Function

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

residential / office / retail
Structural Material

Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete
Official Website
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

Architectural
202 m / 663 ft
To Tip
227.59 m / 747 ft
Occupied
187 m / 614 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

47
Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

9
# of Apartments

Number of Apartments refers to the total number of residential units (including both rental units and condominiums) contained within a particular building.

109
# of Parking Spaces

Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.

1044
# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

24
Rankings
#
51
Tallest in Europe
#
9
Tallest in Turkey
#
8
Tallest in Istanbul
#
395
Tallest Mixed-use Building in the World
#
16
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Europe
#
3
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Turkey
#
3
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Istanbul
#
34
Tallest Concrete Building in Europe
#
7
Tallest Concrete Building in Turkey
#
6
Tallest Concrete Building in Istanbul
Construction Schedule
2010

Construction Start

2014

Completed

Owner
Soma Group
Developer
Tilaga
Architect
iki design group
Structural Engineer
Erdemlı Proje ve Müşavırlık San.Tıc.Ltd.Ştı
MEP Engineer
Atakar Tesisat Proje Bürosu; Sanayi Mühendislik Tic.Ltd.Şti

Energy Concept

Elsan Mühendislik Taahhüt Ve Tic San Ltd Şti
Metal und Fassaden Consultancy

Fire

ETİK Mühendislik

Food Service

ISS Consultancy

Lighting

Harr Holand Consultancy

Maintenance

Boz Proje Danışmanlık

Security

International Consultants on Targeted Security Global

Vertical Transportation

Jappsen Ingenieure GmbH

Wind

Ruscheway Consultancy

Elevator

Otis Elevator Company

CTBUH Initiatives

31 December 2014 - CTBUH Journal

31 December 2014 - CTBUH Journal

Research

31 December 2014

Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in...

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About Maslak Spine Tower

This mixed-use tower project embodies a circular spatial configuration, instead an angular bearing, avoiding overwhelming its surroundings. Yet it is likely to capture attention from multiple angles. Its distinctive, iconic presence directly reflects the aspirations of the business environment of Istanbul, which is gathering strength in global terms. The success of the design comes from efforts to alleviate and decompose the building’s mass by way of several slight but attentive touches along its exterior.

These include an ovoid cut in the façade, which breaks up the monolithic appearance of the glass curtain wall and reminds the onlooker of its curving form in plan even when viewed straight on from the side. On the reverse side of the tower, the skin is pulled outwards where the cut appears, as if a second parabolic form were slowly passing through the tower. The rounding continues in a third plane, scalloping the top eight floors under a curving glass atrium.

31 December 2014

Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in...

31 December 2014

Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in...

31 December 2014

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.

31 December 2014

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.

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