Melike Altınışık (Melike Altınışık Architects, Founder)

After graduating from Istanbul Technical University, the Department of Architecture she gained her master’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from AADRL in London. She is an award-winning architect, designer and educator, who is dedicated to develop an innovative approach towards architecture, urbanism and design.

Since 2006, she has developed her wide range international professional architectural experience by working on significant projects of varying scales from high-rise buildings, masterplans, cultural centers and museums to furniture designs. Her design work received a number of prestigious design awards including Europe 40 under 40, FEIDAD Design Award 07’ and Swiss Art Award. Her work includes prize winning projects such as Istanbul TV and Radio Tower (Istanbul, Turkey – Underconstruction) and Robot Science Museum (Seoul, South Korea). Prior to forming her practice in Istanbul, she has worked in London as a Lead Architect with Zaha Hadid Architects (2006-2013).

Besides her professional architectural practice, she has been an invited critic, guest lecturer, speaker and jury member at various institutions such as AA (Architectural Association, London), SAC (Staedelschule of Architecture, Frankfurt), LAU (Lebanese American University, Beirut), ITU (Istanbul Technical University) and BU (Bilgi University, Istanbul).

İstanbul TV & Radio Tower

Client Ministry of Transportation
Project Type Telecommunicaiton Tower
Date Completed Underconstruction
Collaborators Balkar İnşaat, Thornton Tomasetti, HB Teknik, Çilingiroğlu, ABE TEknoloji, Newtecnic, DS Landscape, Dark Lighting, Etik, 3Tek, Pompaa, Entegre, MIR
Design Company Melike Altınışık Architects
Awards National competition 3.Prize
Photographer NAARO

Istanbul’s futuristic 369m meter-tall new telecommunication tower seeks a sense of motion and rhythm within its silhouette that changes when viewed from different directions around Istanbul. Its architectural formations combine elegance and beauty with math and geometry, whose innovative concept allows inhabitable spaces to be attached to the whole of the tower’s core.

In this unique tower which requires advanced engineering techniques both in terms of architectural design and construction methodology, all the design features, architectural planning and material selections were made considering these processes. The monumental tower’s engineered facade is scheduled to be completed in late 2019.

Seoul Robot Science Museum

Client Seoul Metropolitan Government
Project Type Museum
Date Completed Underconstruction
Design Company Melike Altınışık Architects
Awards International Competition 1.Prize

Robot Science Museum located in Seoul, is going to be one of the buildings in the center of the renovation area ‘the Changbai New Economic Center’ which is going to be a Cultural Center for Chang-dong in the northern part of Seoul and is going to be linked to the Photographic Art Museum (PAM) which is going to build next to Robot Science Museum (RSM) .

RSM which plays a catalytic role in advancing and promoting science, technology, and innovation throughout society is not only going to exhibit robots but actually from design, manufacturing to construction and services robots will be in charge. In other words, RSM will start its ‘first exhibition’ with ‘its own construction’ by robots on site.