Varyap Meridian E Block
Istanbul
Height 164 m / 538 ft
Floors 41
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Varyap Meridian E Block
Name of Complex

A complex is a group of buildings which are designed and built as pieces of a greater development.

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, 2012
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.

Address
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
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
164 m / 538 ft
To Tip
164 m / 538 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).

41
Rankings
#
146
Tallest in Europe
#
43
Tallest in Turkey
#
31
Tallest in Istanbul
#
38
Tallest Residential Building in Europe
#
17
Tallest Residential Building in Turkey
#
14
Tallest Residential Building in Istanbul
#
107
Tallest Concrete Building in Europe
#
35
Tallest Concrete Building in Turkey
#
24
Tallest Concrete Building in Istanbul
Construction Schedule
2009

Construction Start

2012

Completed

Architect
Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer

Paint/Coating

Developer
Varyap
Architect
Dome Mimarlik
Structural Engineer
Teknik Yapi
MEP Engineer
Contractor

Paint/Coating

About Varyap Meridian E Block

Varyap Meridian is an iconic complex that is also innovative in its approach to planning and sustainability practices, starting with the use of only 13 percent of available land for the footprint of the towers. The remaining land is designed as green space.

The project brought new green technologies to life in Istanbul by creating a building that is 30 percent more energy efficient and saves 40 percent more water than comparable conventionally built structures. The project also reuses captured rainwater form roofs and terraces, and collects grey water from showers. After a primary treatment, rain and grey water is reused in irrigation systems. The reduction in heating and cooling energy consumption is achieved through optimal orientation to prevailing wind, daylight and shading. As the first high-rise residential project in Turkey to use solar panels and wind turbines, each Varyap Meridian block has at least 20kW of renewable energy capacities for providing electricity to common areas.

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