Former Cibali Tobacco and Cigarette Factory in Istanbul

This is the winner of a Diploma.

The restoration of a 1884 neo-Classical style tobacco factory and its conversion to university building after the factory was abandoned in the mid-1990s.

Former Cibali Tobacco and Cigarette Factory, Istanbul TURKEY

The factory complex was made up of numerous adjoining buildings with various functions and forms and is a place of significance to the industrial period’s cultural heritage. The wooden and iron structure has been cleaned and left exposed throughout, giving a distinctive character to the various spaces and complex as a whole.

“For the rigorous and extensive restoration of an early industrial factory complex to transform it into the central campus of a private university, thus contributing to the regeneration of its historical surroundings.”