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Broadway Malyan to design world’s second tallest tower

Dezeen Wire:
British architects Broadway Malyan have been appointed to design a 571 metre skyscraper in Istanbul that they claim will become the second tallest in the world when completed.

Broadway Malyan tower

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill’s Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the tallest building in the world at 828 metres, but the recently unveiled Kingdom Tower by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Jeddah, which will measure over 1000 metres is set to overtake it.

Broadway Malyan has opened a new office in Turkey to handle the design.

Here are some more details from the architects:

Broadway Malyan opens 15th global office to deliver world’s second-tallest tower

Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has opened an office in Istanbul, Turkey, as part of its continued international growth strategy, meaning the practice now boasts a global network of 15 bases, stretching from São Paulo to Shanghai.

The new office will be led by Director Peter Vaughan, who will spearhead the practice’s strategic push into Turkey, on the back of recent project wins in the country, including the world’s second tallest tower which will stand at 571 metres, as well as other major mixed use schemes, including a 525,000 sq m project in Seyrantepe, 250,000 sq m scheme in Beylikduzu, and 100,000 sq m project in Florya.

Managing Director Gary Whittle said: “The new office will further enhance our global reach and result in a network of 15 bases from São Paulo to Shanghai, distinguished by an unrivalled diversity with 500+ sector experts, distinctive client focus and commitment to a return on design. It is also evidence of our successful international growth strategy, with the practice boasting a strong project pipeline, and actively targeting emerging countries and new markets to continue to grow the business.”

The new office, the third opened by the practice this year, will provide the business with an additional platform to export its world-class skills, expertise and experience, in the planning, design and delivery of high-quality, inspirational and future-proofed cities, places and buildings of all types, from concept to physical operation.

It is also evidence of the practice’s continued commitment to long-term client partnering, with over 80% of income from repeat business, its instinctive entrepreneurial approach, original collaborative working ethos and unique cultural connections, and investment for future joint success.

The practice’s live project portfolio includes high-profile schemes including ‘The Tower’, London’s tallest residential-only tower, which will stand at just over 180 metres and has started to rise out of the ground on the banks of the River Thames in London’s Vauxhall district.

The practice has also just delivered the concept masterplan for the ‘10×10’ project in Iraq, involving a 17km² extension of Sadr City, Baghdad, and the creation of New Sadr City, with the scheme named after its predicted $10 billion dollar value and ten-year delivery timeframe.


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