The Marmara Taksim Hotel

Istanbul Turizm A.Ş. – Wilson Associates Singapore & Akan Arch. -Taksim/Istanbul – 2010

Planlux developed the architectural lighting design project of The Marmara Taksim Hotel by Istanbul Turizm A.Ş. , architectural design by Wilson Associates Singapore and Akan Architecture.

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You can reach to the article in Turkish about the project by Korhan Şişman by clicking here.

The Marmara Taksim is at the center of business, shopping, theatre and entertainment districts, in the heart of Istanbul, Taksim Square.  It has been a an Istanbul landmark for nearly fourty 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 enchance 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 symetry created is supported with the lightring 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.


Fotoğraflar: Halil Baysal