Istanbul Edition Hotel

CompanyGabellini Sheppard Associates
ClientGabellini Sheppard Associates
DesignerGabellini Sheppard Associates
Prize1st Place in Other Interior Designs / Other Interior designs
Entry Description

The Edition Istanbul represents the next generation of international boutique hotels. Understated and gracious, it balances international sophistication with cultural context. Traditional Turkish materials and techniques are reinterpreted with a modern sensibility, for an exotic, customized lifestyle experience unique to Istanbul. The hotel draws on the surrounding urban energy to animate its public spaces as it unfolds in a layered progression from public to private. The sensory qualities of space, sound, light, and air are modulated to create an environment of dynamic sophistication and luxurious warmth. Throughout the guest rooms, modern and the traditional elements mix in complementary, contrasting ways. The material and lighting palette of the rooms embellish a sense of authenticity with a soulful embrace of refined modernity.

About Designer

Gabellini Sheppard Associates is a multi-disciplinary architectural and interior design firm based in New York City. The studio has gained international acclaim for its signature design aesthetic in which space and light are used as sculptural materials. The firm embraces a wide range of scales and typologies from urban and commercial master plans to private and multi-family residences, fashion boutiques, hotels, restaurants, contemporary art galleries and urban spaces. The approach to design is defined by a specific set of criteria: the unique needs of the individual client, context and community; the development of a seamless and sophisticated background for the programmatic requirements; and the creation of an aesthetically pristine environment that employs sustainable design practices. The firm’s signature vocabulary is identified by an essential reductivism, attention to detail, and sensitivity to the intrinsic properties of building materials and location. Gabellini Sheppard Associates has been involved in hospitality, retail, public, art exhibition and residential projects in over fifteen countries worldwide. The firm’s international portfolio is harmonized by a team of design professionals from all over the world, assembling a fusion of cultures, languages and experience into their work. In addition to the work produced by the studio, the partners are passionate educators often giving lectures, serving on jury panels and as adjunct professors. The commitment to teaching architecture and design is most evident, however, within the Gabellini Sheppard atelier. Generating an integrated, collaborative approach to design, the partners and associates have enabled and guided new generations of design professionals to become aware of and prepared for today’s social and environmental challenges. The work of the studio has received a broad range of recognition, from architectural and design awards, to wellness, lighting and product design accolades.