Keywords Change this

Brutalism, Concrete, Office Building

Project timeline

1969 – 1971



Location Change this

Bab-ı Ali Cad.

Architect Change this


Article last edited by Bostjan on
May 25th, 2019

The Istanbul Advertisement Building Change this

1 of 3

Description Change this

The Istanbul Advertisement Building which has also been designed and carried out by Günay Çilingiroğlu and Muhlis Tunca in 1972 is one of the iconic buildings of Turkish modernism. Thanks to the vertical effect created by the naked concrete surfaces and also the virtual exposure of the structural elements, the building displays a brutalist approach. It has been located as to surround a small-scale historical building without coming into touch with it. The blocks have been connected with the attaching volumes at the background.

Located in an area full of historical references, the articulation of the volumes plays an important role in the formation of the sculptural expression of the building. Its segmented mass structure is one of the new characteristics which created the new aesthetic expression of the period. This kind of aesthetic expression is named as “brutalist formalism”.


Register to join to conversation.