18 19 a VErtiCal grEEN BuildiNg turkey s second tallest building is situated in the levent district of istanbul its special claim to fame is that the Sapphire is the first ecological skyscraper in turkey With a double façade con struction sustainable building materials and energy saving sys tems for operation of the building it sets new standards in sustainable building in turkey the building also incorporates experience gained over recent years and is able to withstand earthquakes measuring 9 on the richter scale Standing tall at a height of 261 metres and with a formal design language that high lights the verticality of the building the architects of the istanbul based tabanlıoğlu practice have reconciled the apparently contradictory concepts of well being and urbanity iStaNBul SapphirE saPPhire Building type residential Architect Tabanlıoğlu Architecture Building project new building Completion 2010 Number of floors 54 Products Memento Subway Loop Friends LooP friends surface mounted washbasin

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