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|Varyap Meridian Grand Tower|
|Location||Ataşehir, Istanbul, Turkey|
|Opening||Second Quarter 2012|
|Cost||US$1,200,000,000 (Whole Varyap Meridian Project)|
|Roof||198 m (650 ft)|
|Floor count||54 (above ground) 5 (below ground)|
|Design and construction|
Varyap Meridian Project is a mixed-use development located near Istanbul's new financial and business district. Varyap Meridian Grand Tower is the tallest building in this project, at 244 m.
It is set in the Atasehir District of Istanbul at the crossroads of major highways, subway lines and near the airport.
History and architecture
The project consists of a 59-storey tower, 1,500 residential units, a five-star hotel, offices, and conference facilities with landscaped public areas and parking facilities. The residential complexes contain a variety of options ranging from luxury 5-bedroom penthouse apartments to small studio apartments. In total, the development is meant to serve 20,000 people and costs around $1 billion. Set on a 107,000 square metre parcel, the project is built out to 372,000 square metres.
The large development features many sustainable elements including rainwater collection sites and facilities to optimize water usage and reduce energy consumption, wind turbine technology, cooling water pools that enhance the external landscape, and a co-generation plant that produces electricity for the development. The designers also carefully analysed the location, orientation, and landscaping of the project to optimize panoramic views and minimize solar heat gain to the buildings. Istanbul’s culture and heritage are also included in the design, which incorporates a spectral tiled facade that ranges from terra cotta to blue to white.
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