Atatürk Cultural Center Istabul in sunset

Open for Culture

Werner Sobek was responsible for the facade engineering of the new Atatürk Cultural Centre (AKM) in Istanbul by Murat Tabanlıoğlu. The side walls of the main building are clad in natural stone inside and out, while a 50 metre long glass facade opens up the building to Taksim Square. This symbolises the fact that the new building, unlike its predecessor which opened in 1969, is part of the public space and is therefore open to all citizens.

In addition to an opera and theatre hall, the AKM includes an art gallery and various multi-purpose rooms and is the largest cultural institution of its kind in Turkiye.

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Photo: Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Deutschland

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