Skyscraper after skyscraper is being proposed for the Turkish city of Istanbul, with the latest being this tower that looks rather like a crumpled glass box.
Fehmi Kobal Design Architects have been working on the Regnum Tower, a 180 metre tall 38 floor office building that once complete will offer 70,000 square metres of space. Fehmi Kobal Design Architects beat off competition from Park Associati who had dreamed up a bioclimatic tower preferred by many.
The building has been designed to stand in Kadıköy which is located on the Asian side of Istanbul about seven kilometers south of the Bosphorus Crossing. Although Kadıköy is a largely residential area, the approved tower stands overlooking a major motorway giving it immediate access to commuters from all over the city.
Gracing the exterior is full glass curtain walling with angles crossing back and forth giving the tower its slightly crumpled look, something that is assisted by the appearance that it appears to lean slightly to one side or another avoiding a strict vertical shape.
Breaking away from pure glass, the podium of the building will have a triple-height projecting bay window on each side giving it a space-age look that is distinct from the main building. Elsewhere textured stone features.
The scheme is being developed by Regnum Gay. Yat. A.Ş, and the Öztürk Group.