“Istanbul Modern” Modernist Architecture Signed By Renzo Piano

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Modern Istanbul Museum building. April 12, 2024
“Modern Istanbul”, the first museum of modern and contemporary art in Turkey, a multi-dimensional experience, won the “Building of the Year” 2024 award in the cultural architecture category, from “ArchDaily”, which receives 4,000 entries annually and represents one of the leading architecture platforms in the world. . 
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It won the “Building of the Year” Award 2024 in the Cultural Architecture category

This win comes after the museum appeared in “2024 Works of Wonder” by “Architectural Digest” magazine, and then in “Best in the World” lists according to “National Geographic”.

Renzo Piano

The building’s architecture is transparent, enhancing communication between the local community and the city’s cultural and tourist destinations. It was designed by Renzo Piano, the senator of modern architecture, the Italian engineer who has won the most important engineering and artistic awards, the latest of which is the “Building of the Year” 2024 award for “Modern Istanbul” itself, his first project in Turkey.

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An artwork entitled “Paintings of Cement”

The museum’s spacious, luminous architecture, inspired by the waters of the Bosphorus, extends opposite the Karakoy waterfront, the most prestigious historical area in Istanbul, open to the meeting between the Bosphorus Strait and the Golden Horn.

The rectangular building extends over an area of ​​10,500 square meters, an area that the people of the country have used for thousands of years as a seaport. The museum project is part of the renewal plan for the Galataport area, along the pier (1.5 kilometers) crowded with beautiful cafes and restaurants. .

In the museum’s outdoor courtyard stands a “sea creature” model that jumped from the Bosphorus Strait, and a series of three-dimensional aluminum panels cover the exterior walls, playing with the changing rays of the sun that reflect iridescent colors over the entire building.

Museum departments

The museum has become a social and cultural destination for the city and visitors, and in its vast and luminous halls there is a dynamic collection of temporary exhibitions, educational programs, film screenings and extensive art collections, starting from 1945 until the present, and includes works by international artists, who reflect Turkey’s artistic creativity and played a major role in the transformation. Global Art.

The ground floor offers views of the waterfront promenade, and includes the museum’s library, education and event spaces, digital touch screens, a café and a shop featuring pieces inspired by the art exhibitions. 

The museum’s permanent collections are located on the second floor, which provides a panorama of modern and contemporary art from Turkey and abroad, as well as major temporary exhibitions.

The museum also includes a 156-seat hall for famous film programs and multidisciplinary events. There is a unique balcony at the top of the building, which visitors can use as a suitable location for taking photos, and provides a 360-degree view of the Bosphorus Strait and the city. 

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Artwork at the Modern Museum

Museum website

“Modern Istanbul” is located in the historic Beyoglu district of Istanbul, overlooking the Bosphorus Strait, opposite the Sultanahmet district. A new building replaced the old building, which was located between the streets of the Old City in the Galata district and the cruise terminal in the port. 

Renewed activities

The museum is currently hosting the exhibition “Ozan Sağdıç: Testimony of Photographer” Ozan Sağdıç, one of the most important figures in the world of photography in Turkey. The exhibition includes a wide range of the artist’s works since the 1950s, shedding light on Turkey’s visual social, political, economic and cultural history.

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Modern Istanbul” logo

Limitless curiosity

Another exhibition hosted by the museum, titled “Eternal Curiosity,” focuses on how contemporary technologies shape, and on artists’ digital culture. Aiming to record shifts in artists’ perspectives on various issues, and using the techniques of expression made possible by digital tools, these works offer a current perspective on timeless themes, which are considered creations that will carry the present into the future.

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