Ataşehir

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Ataşehir
District
Ataşehir is a major business district on the Asian side of Istanbul and hosts the headquarters and offices of numerous companies
Ataşehir is a major business district on the Asian side of Istanbul and hosts the headquarters and offices of numerous companies
Location of Ataşehir in Istanbul
Location of Ataşehir in Istanbul
Ataşehir is located in Istanbul
Ataşehir
Ataşehir
Coordinates: 40°59′00″N 29°07′40″E / 40.98333°N 29.12778°E / 40.98333; 29.12778Coordinates: 40°59′00″N 29°07′40″E / 40.98333°N 29.12778°E / 40.98333; 29.12778-
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Government
 • MayorBattal İlgezdi (CHP)
 • GovernorTurgut Çelenkoğlu
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Urban
395,758
 • District
395,758
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)
Area code0-216
Websitewww.atasehir.bel.tr
www.atasehir.gov.tr
Varyap Meridian Towers in Ataşehir, Istanbul
Palladium Tower (left) and Allianz Tower (right) in Ataşehir, Istanbul
Residential buildings in Ataşehir
A view of Ataşehir Golf Club, with Metropol Istanbul Tower 1 (70 floors, 301 metres)[3][4] seen in the background, to the left

Ataşehir is a district of Istanbul, Turkey.[5] It is located at the junction of the O-2 and O-4 motorways on the Anatolian (Asian) side of Istanbul. Its neighbours are the districts of Ümraniye to the north, Sancaktepe to the northeast, Maltepe to the east, Kadıköy to the south and Üsküdar to the west.

As of 2021, the tallest skyscraper in Ataşehir, Istanbul and Turkey is Metropol Istanbul Tower 1 (70 floors, 301 metres tall including its twin spires),[3][4] which is a mixed-use complex with three towers and a shopping mall.[6]

It's home to the soon-opening Istanbul Finance Centre.

Unlike in Başakşehir, another satellite city (on the western part of the European side of Istanbul), no single-family house types were designed for Ataşehir's residential projects. Most buildings in Ataşehir are high-rise towers, while some of them (especially around the main public squares in the district) are among Istanbul's and Turkey's tallest skyscrapers.

The M4 line (Kozyatağı and Yenisahra stations) of the Istanbul Metro serves the district.

History[edit]

Before 2009, the area of present-day Ataşehir was divided between the districts of Kadıköy, Üsküdar, Ümraniye and Kartal.

The original housing development of Ataşehir was designed to include 18,000 high-rise condominiums offering luxury residences for 80,000 people with higher incomes. Ataşehir was awarded the Habitat prize in 2005.[7]

As of 2006, 8596 housing units were present within the site, housing approximately 35,000 people. New investments still continue on the last empty sites of the district.

Politics and administration[edit]

Ataşehir Municipality has been founded in 2009. The municipal building and the district's security directorate are located in the neighborhood of Barbaros.[8][9] Ataşehir Municipality has 24 subordinate directorates.[10]

Local elections
Date Mayor Party % of votes
2009 Battal İlgezdi CHP 41.69 [11]
2014 Battal İlgezdi CHP 49.80 [12]
2019 Battal İlgezdi CHP 51.39 [13]
General elections
Date Party % of votes
2011 AKP 45.64
June 2015 AKP 37.45
November 2015 AKP 43.60
2018 AKP 37.51

Neighborhoods[edit]

Ataşehir is composed of 17 neighborhoods:[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Ataşehir is a business and trading centre and hosts the headquarters and offices of numerous companies.

Istanbul International Finance Center (IIFC) is currently being built in Ataşehir.[14][15][16]

Transportation[edit]

Ataşehir can be reached with the M4 line (Kozyatağı and Yenisahra stations) of the Istanbul Metro.

For private car owners the subdivision is: 10 minutes from the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge; 3 minutes from Highway D-100 and the İzmit-Ankara Trans-European Motorway (TEM); 15 minutes from Bağdat Avenue, the upper-class high street of Kadıköy district; and 20 minutes from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, the second international airport of Istanbul.

Sports[edit]

Ülker Sports and Event Hall, home of Fenerbahçe's basketball team, is in Ataşehir.

The women's football club Ataşehir Belediyespor plays in the Turkish Women's First Football League. The team was the champion in the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons.

Ataşehir Golf Club [tr] has a 6-hole course that was opened in 2017.[17][18] The club also regularly hosts footgolf events.[19]

Ülker Sports and Event Hall in Ataşehir, home of Fenerbahçe's basketball team.

Education[edit]

Yeditepe University, one of the largest private universities in Turkey, is located in Ataşehir.

Libraries[edit]

Ahmet Telli Çocuk ve Halk Kütüphanesi is a public library in the district.

Climate[edit]

The district of Ataşehir has a Mediterranean climate (Csa/Cs) according to both Köppen and Trewartha climate classifications, with cool winters and warm to hot summers. It is in USDA hardiness zone 9a and AHS heat zone 3.[20]

Climate data for Sarıgazi [tr][a]
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
9.2
(48.6)
11.0
(51.8)
16.2
(61.2)
20.9
(69.6)
25.5
(77.9)
27.6
(81.7)
27.4
(81.3)
24.4
(75.9)
19.3
(66.7)
15.1
(59.2)
11.0
(51.8)
18.0
(64.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
6.1
(43.0)
7.4
(45.3)
11.8
(53.2)
16.1
(61.0)
20.5
(68.9)
22.7
(72.9)
22.8
(73.0)
19.8
(67.6)
15.5
(59.9)
11.6
(52.9)
8.0
(46.4)
14.0
(57.2)
Average low °C (°F) 2.4
(36.3)
2.9
(37.2)
3.7
(38.7)
7.3
(45.1)
11.3
(52.3)
15.4
(59.7)
17.8
(64.0)
18.2
(64.8)
15.2
(59.4)
11.6
(52.9)
8.1
(46.6)
4.9
(40.8)
9.9
(49.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 111
(4.4)
75
(3.0)
72
(2.8)
52
(2.0)
37
(1.5)
28
(1.1)
26
(1.0)
36
(1.4)
51
(2.0)
82
(3.2)
95
(3.7)
130
(5.1)
795
(31.2)
Source: [21]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sarıgazi is in the district of Sancaktepe; however, it is the closest station to Ataşehir climatically.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  2. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  3. ^ a b "The Metropol Tower, Istanbul". emporis.com. Archived from the original on March 14, 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Metropol Istanbul Towers". Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  5. ^ "İstanbul'un yeni 'İlçe' haritası çizildi" (in Turkish). Municipality of Istanbul. 2008. Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  6. ^ "Metropol Istanbul".
  7. ^ "Ataşehir de minareyi çalan kılıfını hazırlamış!".
  8. ^ Ataşehir İlçe Emniyet Müdürlüğü, 28 Septembre 2014[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Ataşehir Belediyesi".
  10. ^ Müdürlükler
  11. ^ 2009 local election results
  12. ^ 2014 local election results
  13. ^ 2019 local election results
  14. ^ "In Istanbul, a Financial Center by HOK". Architects+Artisans. 26 March 2013.
  15. ^ Julia La Roche (15 March 2013). "New $2.6 Billion Financial Center Will Make Wall Street Look Pathetic". businessinsider.com.
  16. ^ Alison Furuto (14 March 2013). "New Istanbul International Financial Center Master Plan / HOK". ArchDaily.
  17. ^ "Kentsel dönüşümden golf sahası çıktı". www.sozcu.com.tr (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  18. ^ "Hakkımızda". atasehirgolf.com. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020.
  19. ^ fanatik. "Ataşehirde Futgolf heyecanı!". Fanatik. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  20. ^ "Bitki Soğuğa ve Sıcağa Dayanıklılık". www.mgm.gov.tr. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  21. ^ "Istanbul / Sar?gazi - Weather History & Climate Data - Meteostat". meteostat.net. Retrieved 2021-06-20.

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