Turkish architecture firm wins European Real Estate Award
Hakan Kıran Architecture and Construction Services Trade Ltd. Co. has won the 2011 International Property Award for Mixed-use Architecture with its Rings İstanbul Shopping Center/Residences project in Sancaktepe.
Hakan Kıran and Selçuklu Holding Chairman İsmail Öncel, the owner of Rings İstanbul, received the award on Friday at a ceremony held at London's Park Lane Hotel. Kıran's Rings İstanbul Project was selected as the best Mixed-use Architecture Project by a jury, including International Real Estate Federation President Christopher Hall, Google UK Account Manager James Bacon and other experts in the real estate field.
The 17th International Property Awards was organized jointly by Google and Bloomberg TV.
Rings İstanbul, which is under construction on İstanbul's Anatolian side in the district of Sancaktepe, will have 1,500 residences, a shopping mall and several social activity centers.
Kıran, who holds a master's degree from Mimar Sinan University's department of architecture, established his company in 1969. Hakan Kıran Architecture has worked on many construction and restoration projects since then. The company employs many successful architects, engineers and interior designers.