Kanyon Shopping Mall, Istanbul

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Kanyon Shopping Mall, Istanbul
Kanyon is a multi-purpose complex located at Büyükdere Avenue Nr. 185 in the Levent financial district of Istanbul, Turkey. Opened on 6 June 2006, it unites a 160-store shopping mall (covering an area of 37,500 m 2), a 30-floor office tower (26 floors of which rise above street level) and a 22-floor residential block with 179 residential apartments into a complex undulating around a dramatic architectural “canyon”. The total construction area of the project is 250,000 m 2, with 30,000 m 2 of rentable office area, 37,500 m 2 of rentable retail area, 180 residential flats, 160 stores, 9 theater halls with a capacity of 1,600 spectators, and a parking facility for 2,300 vehicles. Each floor of the office tower has a total usable office space of 1,167 m 2. The complex rises on an area of 29,427 m 2.

Development
Kanyon is a joint venture of the Eczacıbaşı Group and Ä°ÅžGYO of Turkey. It was designed by The Jerde Partnership of Los Angeles, USA, who collaborated with TabanlıoÄŸlu Architects of Istanbul, Turkey, for developing the project. Istanbul Office of Ove Arup & Partners , undertook the engineering and consultancy works, while Tepe Construction of Istanbul, Turkey, was the main construction company. IMS Engineering of Istanbul, Turkey, was responsible for the project management.

Awards
Kanyon won the 2006 Cityscape Architectural Review Award in the "Commercial Built" category, during a ceremony which was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 4 December 2006.