Zorlu Center

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Istanbul
Photo: Thomas Mayer

The shopping mall Zorlu Center covers several functions and allows great views across Istanbul’s historic center. The complex has a central plaza, which gives access to shops and appartments. Different structures interlace and create the shape of a sea shell. Four towers surround the building, three of which are appartment buildings, one hosts the Raffles Hotel.

The Zoom Hotel also hosts the Beer House, an endless well of Belgium’s famous national beverage. Connoisserus order Trappist Westvleteren, crowned as Best Beer of the World.

Architecture

EAA Emre Arolat Architects, www.emrearolat.com

Design

EAA Emre Arolat Architects, www.emrearolat.com

The essentials

Levazım Mahallesi, Koru Sokağı No:2, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey