Melkan Tabanlıoğlu
Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu studied architecture at Istanbul Technical University.
After gratuating in 1993 she attented Polytechnic University of Metropolitan
Catalonia for her Master of Architecture. She joined Tabanlioğlu Architects in 1995
as partner of the company.
In addition to several architectural prizes, recently she has been selected as one of
the “Europe 40 under 40” for 2008.
Recent Tabanlıoğlu works comprise a wide range of building types including Levent
Loft & Loft Gardens, Kanyon, Sapphire Tower, Zorlu Center, Galataport, Istanbul
Modern, Media Center for CNN Turk and Channel D, printing facilities and office
buildings for Dogan Media Group such as DMC Ankara; ESAS HQ, Ziraat Bank; Zorlu
Levent; Palace of Peace, Astana Arena, Media Center and, Fitness Center in
Kazakhstan; Tripoli Congress Center, Sirte Lounge in Libya, Congress Center in
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Hotel Rixos Libertas in Dubrovnik; Avcılar E5, Marmara
Forum and M1Meydan, Asmacatı in Balçova; industrial buildings like Tunacelik and
Nova factories; and renovation projects such as Beyazıt Library from the 16th
Century, the memorable Tarabya Hotel and Hayati Tabanlıoğlu’s Ataturk Cultural
Melkan is also an international member of The American Institute of Architects,
the “AIA”.
Tabanlıoğlu has been awarded several international and national prizes; the
company ranks 79th in “BD World Architecture” top 100 list of year 2009.

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