Maslak Spine Tower

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Height: Architectural 202 m / 663 ft
Height: Occupied 187 m / 614 ft
Height: To Tip 227.6 m / 747 ft
Floors Above Ground 47
Floors Below Ground 9
# of Elevators 24
Top Elevator Speed 6 m/s
Development GFA 137,500 m² / 1,480,038 ft²
# of Apartments 109
# of Parking Spaces 1,044


Official Name Maslak Spine Tower
Other Names Sky Garden Maslak
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Turkey
City Istanbul
Street Address & Map Buyukdere Cd. 59
Postal Code 34398
Building Function residential / office / retail
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2014
Official Website Spine Tower
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Regional Ranking #46 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #8 Tallest in Turkey
City Ranking #7 Tallest in Istanbul

Companies Involved

Owner Soma Group
Developer Tilaga
Design iki design group
Structural Engineer
Design Erdemlı Proje ve Müşavırlık San.Tıc.Ltd.Ştı
MEP Engineer
Design Atakar Tesisat Proje Bürosu; Sanayi Mühendislik Tic.Ltd.Şti
Main Contractor Tilaga
Other Consultant
• Energy Concept Elsan Mühendislik Taahhüt Ve Tic San Ltd Şti
Façade 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
Material Supplier
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company

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.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

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