Buildings are in our lives because they are functional. And we are in those buildings living with all the emotions we feel within. It is practically always a building we live in, go shopping, or visit someone. Each and every one of them attributes, transforms, excites, or even arouses our feelings. So our company’s mission is to be able to render these emotions. It is our job to seek the ultimate sensation. We shall keep building and building up until we reach that goal.

Who we are

Yıldız Yapı Grubu is a joint venture, constituted by two separate groups, operating in the fields of construction and tourism with a background of an accomplished 40 year experience. Corporate’s primary target is to build smart buildings in Nişantaşı and its immediate vicinity. The buildings should be modern yet environment friendly, comply with the urban fabric, apply a more scientific approach enabling low energy consumption, and be harmonized with the vicinity’s historic and cultural characteristic features. Yıldız Yapı Grubu, driven by this motto, has enabled many projects in the past and is conducting numerous ongoing ones. In 2007 the Group purchased the Turkish segment of Vastned, a Dutch originated investment company whose focus is on high street retailing. With the brand name ‘Venue International’, the company acquired a strong market presence.

The team

ERDOĞAN YILDIZ CEO

Erdoğan Yıldız graduated from İstanbul Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering in 1975. In 1976 he got his first job as Urban Planning and Civil Works Director for Kocasinan Municipality. He worked as Civil Works Deputy Manager for Ankara Municipality between the years of 1977-1980, as the Director of Bosphorus Development Directorate for İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İMM) between the years of 1989-1991, as the Head of Civil Works Department for İMM between the years of 1991-1993, as Deputy Mayor of Çorlu between the years of 2005-2009, as Deputy Mayor of Şişli between the years of 2015-2016. Besides his public service, he also worked as contractor and static projects expert as a free agent. Throughout his career he was a board member for the Chamber of Civil Engineers for a period of time. Since 2016 he is the CEO of Yıldız Yapı Grubu.

KAAN NAMLICI Deputy Chairman of the Board

Kaan Namlıcı participated in real estate development field actively in 2014. In 2016 he launched two companies, Yıldız Yapı Grubu, and Kaan Otelcilik & Gayrimenkul Yatırımları Turizm Ticaret (Kaan Hotel Management and Real Estate Development Tourism and Trade Co.). Yıldız Yapı Grubu develops gentrification projects in and around Nişantaşı, and Kaan Otelcilik & Gayrimenkul on the other hand bought total shares of Vastned Turkey, a Dutch originated investment company who has been operating in Turkey for 10 years and changed brand name to Venue International. Namlıcı is the CEO of Venue Int. and the Deputy Chairman of Yıldız Yapı.

BARIŞ GÖZTEPE Project Coordinator

Barış Göztepe, studied Civil Engineering at METU (Middle East Technical University) Northern Cyprus Campus and graduated in 2012. He got his Masters Degree on Geotechnical Engineering at Boğaziçi University, Institute of Science and Technology in 2015. He started his career as a project consultant in 2012 and has been working with Yıldız Yapı Grubu since 2016.

RAMAZAN ENDER TİRYAKİ Financial Coordinator

R. Ender Tiryaki, graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Public Administration in 2008. He got his masters degree on Business Administration at Hasan Kalyoncu University, Institute of Social Sciences in 2014. In 2017 he received his certificate as educater from Marmara University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Justice. Since 2008 he works for Yıldız Yapı Grubu Financial Affairs Department.

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ABDİ İPEKÇİ 43

Project Abdi İpekçi 43 takes its place on Abdi İpekçi Road. This main road is at a highly premium real estate district. Attached to the next project, number 45, the building’s facade is 20.4 m high with a 22.5 m high rear front. Building’s depth is 26.5 m. First and second basement floors and the ground floor are reserved for commercial usage whilst the upper six floors and penthouse is for residential areas, and the fourth basement is for the utilities, depots, etc.. The architecture is designed in a flexible manner to address various needs and routines. Load bearing, mechanical and electrical systems are also structured similarly.

The service core is removed to north east section instead of locating it in the center typical to conventional vocation. This solution enables a spacious area for two shops attached to each other or even better, a large one shop with a frontage of 17 meters. The land has a relatively large backyard so at this section an atrium of 5 meters long and 3 floors height is considered. This provides natural light and ventilation for the storage and utility areas located on the basement floors.

Each floor is favorable for four or six apartment settlements. The apartments on the residential floors are connected to the elevators (core) by way of a hallway. A blank gallery at the end of the hallway and the high elevation (the atrium) provides a rich lighting and ventilation to the rooms specifically the ones facing inwards.

Architect

CAFER BOZKURT Architect

Cafer Bozkurt, graduated from İTU (İstanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture) ranking first in his class. He founded the architectural atelier Cafer Bozkurt Mimarlık under his name in 1971. He is existingly the sole director of the firm.

Since its first origins, the firm developed and realized many housings, touristic and recreational building projects, and historic and cultural building projects domestic and overseas. Cafer Bozkurt is also specialised on environmental and historic buildings and implemented many projects in this field. He is a nine time nominee for Aga Khan Awards with his materialised projects. Some of his works won national and international awards.

He participated many seminars and colloquia and worked as visiting scholar in many architectural faculties home and abroad. He officiated as juror at a number of architectural and urban planning contests. His study, projects and works are published frequently.

In the years between 2002-2004, he was the president of Turkish Independent Architects Association, in 2003 he became one of the founders of İstanbul Independent Architects Association and in 2005 he assumed the presidentship of this institution until 2007. He was a member and director in charge of General Directorate of Cultural Heritage ministerial institution, liable to historic peninsula, act number 4 in years between 2008-2011. Following this term in the office, he became a member and director in charge of General Directorate of Cultural Heritage ministerial institution, liable to Bosphorus, act number 3 in years between 2011-2013.

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ABDİ İPEKÇİ 45

Abdi İpekçi 45 is a ‘one shop, 14 residence’ compound. It is on the namesake street Abdi İpekçi. This heritage high street has become a high end shopping district long since. The project aims to promote a fresh nuance to the neighbourhood authenticity. The rooms overlooking the street are reserved for quotidian purposes. Bedrooms are to face to the backyard. Facade is a combo of natural stones and metal patches. Abdi İpekçi 45 is a nature conscious building equipped with all the qualifications a smart building requires and holds a LEED GOLD certificate. The buildings molds the needs of the new modern life style and the unique spirit of Abdi İpekçi street and says ‘hi’ to a different living.

Location: Nişantaşı, İstanbul
Project: Yıldız İnşaat
Architecture: Rhizome Architects
Interior: Toner Mimarlık
Façade design: Toner Mimarlık
Static project: Balkar
Year of construction: 2016-2018
Objective: Residence, commercial
Land: 518 m2
Gross area: 6500 m2 (12 flights)
Number of residences: 14
Number of shops: 1

Architectural approach

Throughout the designing process architects faced a number of obstacles. The construction needed natural lighting, housing units required redivisions, and indoor spaces needed redefining. So the major decision was to reposition the core and the entrance axis. Both ground floor commercial zones and the upper floor residences were taken into consideration simultaneously and the chore is situated to the best optimized spot, the center. To its periphery some residential units were placed which did not require specific lighting. A light shaft is arranged for each apartment for extra natural light. The entrance to the residents took place in the center area and were positioned to confront these shafts directly.

Street-front areas are reserved for daily quarters while the bedrooms are placed to the rear front facing the inner court. The main facade is 18 m width and 28.5 m height. Its proportion is fixed by way of the placement of the oriels. Storey height gaps interspaced to maintain a rich lighting. Facade design succeeds to reflect the settlement’s historical fabric with a proper usage of contemporary material.

BERK ARİNÇ Architect

Berk Arinç was born in 1990 in İstanbul. He took his primary and secondary education in Bodrum Marmara College. In 2007 he got into İTU (İstanbul Technical University) Interior Design Department. In 2010 he was entitled to undergraduate transfer to the Department of Architecture. Throughout his study and after his graduation in 2013, he participated several workshops and contests in varying scales. He worked in a number of offices and also in the field in İstanbul and in Italy. In 2015 he started his graduate study at İTU Department of Project and Construction Management. The same year he became the cofounder of Rhizome Architects. His IMMO Office Building Project within the body of the same company took place in Turkey’s Architectural Almanac 2016. Also another project of his, M-Ofis which he carried out with collaboration of thecatwork took place in Almanac 2017. Other two projects Hybrid Housing and Bandırma received miscellaneous rewards in international competitions. He is currently working for ARNC Mimarlık, which he is a cofounder of.

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SETÜSTÜ 11

Setüstü 11, a commercial building composed of two separate blocks with a single entrance, takes place on a 20 m slope at Kabataş, Setüstü. Setüstü is on a higher ground than the main street and the Bosphorus strolling along. The attached buildings on this narrow street contribute to the glorious Bosphorus silhouette with a very unique texture. Setüstü 11 stands in harmony with these beautiful features. The building is approximately 20 m high and the difference in elevation offers enough space for a number of terraces. Moreover a detached house positioned at the rear section of the parcel can be reached through a passageway on the ground floor.

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VALİ KONAĞI 26

Vali Konağı 26 is on Vali Konağı Street. The street has a significant urban value by its location and centennial history. The area has transformed to a financial zone long since and Vali Konağı became the main artery. So accordingly, project Vali Konağı 26 aims to reserve the ground floor for commercial purposes only. For the the upper floors aerial analysis is planned to allocate the space for both residential and commercial functions. The residence layouts are planned so that, that the living quarters are positioned to the street-front facade facing Vali Konağı. Bedrooms are placed to the back front facing the inner court while the domestic units are in the mid section. The eight floor building is 28.5 m high with a width of 12m. The facade design reflects the historic identity of the street with a contemporary manner.

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BERK ARİNÇ Architect

Berk Arinç was born in 1990 in İstanbul. He took his primary and secondary education in Bodrum Marmara College. In 2007 he got into İTU (İstanbul Technical University) Interior Design Department. In 2010 he was entitled to undergraduate transfer to the Department of Architecture. Throughout his study and after his graduation in 2013, he participated several workshops and contests in varying scales. He worked in a number of offices and also in the field in İstanbul and in Italy. In 2015 he started his graduate study at İTU Department of Project and Construction Management. The same year he became the cofounder of Rhizome Architects. His IMMO Office Building Project within the body of the same company took place in Turkey’s Architectural Almanac 2016. Also another project of his, M-Ofis which he carried out with collaboration of thecatwork took place in Almanac 2017. Other two projects Hybrid Housing and Bandırma received miscellaneous rewards in international competitions. He is currently working for ARNC Mimarlık, which he is a cofounder of.

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CONTACT

YILDIZ YAPI GRUBU

Harbiye Mahallesi
Teşvikiye Caddesi 53/4
34367 Şişli İstanbul
P 0(212) 225 75 66
F 0(212) 225 75 69