Murat Tabanlioglu


Mesrutiyet Caddesi No:67.
Passage Petit Champs.
34430. Istanbul

Tel.+90 212 251 21 11



About Tabanlıoğlu Architects

The architecture firm TA_ was founded in 1990 by Murat Tabanlıoğlu (RIBA, Chartered Member, and Int’l. Assoc. AIA) and his father; the office’s pronounced affinity for architecture can be traced back to Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu’s architectural work, which stretches back into the 1950s. Melkan Gürsel (Int’l.Assoc. AIA) joined as partner, in 1995.

TA_ has been the firm behind a number of key sites in Turkey. These include the Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM), Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, and Bodrum International Airport.

Considering the uniqueness of the “place” and the individuality of requirements, the innovative, yet efficient and economically viable design alternatives of the office range from opera houses and libraries to hotels, arenas, airports, and train stations as well as commercial, residential, and industrial buildings, with various awards including RIBA International in 2011 and 2013. The quantity and quality of projects, awards and publications endorse its solvency.

Spanning over six decades, the office demonstrates a professionalism based on rigor and know-how, rendering services of projects and counselling in architecture, urban planning, and interior design internationally. The firm step by step led to international renown and today TA_ counts more than 150 employees in offices in Istanbul, New York, Berlin, London, Dubai, and Doha.

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Installation as part of Interni House In Motion Fuorisalone 16 – 22 April 2018 Milano, Italy The installation by Istanbul based office Tabanlioglu Architects points out to the question “where is home?” in this age of rapid and continuous change; with reference to psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott “Home is Where We Start from”. The answer to the question “Where […]


LOCATION_MUĞLA, TURKEY CLIENT_ MASANDA TOURISM INVESTMENT COMPANY STATUS_UNDER CONSTRACTION TYPE_HOTEL & RESORT USABLE AREA_20.000 m² In Torba, a village at the Aegean cost, in the sloping topography of more than 50%, 38 long-term residence units, mostly duplex villas, all flexible and dividable, with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms. Aiming to create progressive adoptable spaces, life […]


LOCATION_ISTANBUL, TURKEY CLIENT_ALMER TEXTILE YEAR_2012 STATUS_BUILT TYPE_OFFICE USABLE AREA_46,000m2 With reference to the elevation and figures of existing environment and topography, compartments on top of each other from the 30 storey building in order to create flexible office spaces differing in height, size and plan. The base of the construction is defined by the slope […]


LOCATION_ISTANBUL, TURKEY CLIENT_REPUBLIC OF TURKEY, MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM YEAR_2017 TYPE_CULTURE The new Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) transforms a 1960’s classic for cultural life into a new urban magnet for future generations Designed by Tabanlioglu Architects, the new Cultural Icon for Istanbul, the Ataturk Cultural Center, was unveiled on November 6th. The new contemporary […]