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Hospitality

The Marmara Taksim Hotel

The Marmara Taksim is at the centre of business, shopping, theatre and entertainment districts, in the heart of Istanbul, Taksim Square.  It has been an Istanbul landmark for nearly forty years. It has re-opened its doors after a dazzling renovation in 2012. It carries the signature of interior designer Dan Kwan and gives a modern flare to traditional Turkish art and culture. This project was the first example of how lighting design can enhance the design quality of their brand and built environment for the client. Eye-catching entrance and the lobby reflects the vibrant colours of Ottoman Kaftans (robes) into every aspect of the hotel. While the red ambience of the entrance and the Lobby evokes warm feelings of passion, love and desire, it also highlights its formal sleek and chic black look. The custom designed chandelier defines the main lobby and creates a vertical depth with combining the lobby in the upstairs to the entrance on the ground level with its crystal sparkles. The symmetry created is supported by the lighting details Private dining rooms are surrounded by wine racks to give a feeling of elegant linear lighting as well as custom wood details in the details of the wine. This wine cabinets that appear in the lobby is quite stylish and feeling inspires people to examine the wine. In a sense, going on a lighted surface has defined the limits of the lobby. 
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You can reach to the article in Turkish about the project by Korhan Şişman by clicking here.


Client

Istanbul Turizm A.Ş.

Architect

Wilson Associates Singapore & Akan Arch.

Location

Taksim, Istanbul

Year

2010

Status

Completed