Teget’s Yapı Kredi Culture Centre in Istanbul has been announced the winner of the AR New into Old awards, alongside two Highly Commended and three Commended innovative adaptive reuse projects
The transformation of a bland bank building into the Yapı Kredi Culture Centre in Istanbul, Turkey by Teget has been selected as the winner of the AR New into Old awards, chosen by a judging panel including Michael and Patty Hopkins, Lyndon Neri and Timothy Brittain-Catlin. The jury praised the project’s ambition, transforming not just the building itself, but adding depth and sophistication to the public space that surrounds it, and the adaptation from a nondescript, insular bank into a generous and outward-looking building.
The winner is joined by two Highly Commended projects: the Malmö Saluhall by Wingårdhs and the Art Commune in Shenzhen, China, by O-office. Both creative retrofits of disused industrial buildings, the judges admired both the way Wingårdhs’ addition to a train depot appeared to emerge naturally from it, and O-office’s varied and creative interventions across a vast factory complex to create a programme of galleries, café and youth hostel.
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Three additional projects – The Loom in London by Duggan Morris, De Ploeg factory in the Netherlands by diederendirrix, and the Port House headquarters in Antwerp by ZHA – were also Commended by the jury, out of the shortlist of 15. View the full shortlist here.
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