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AKARETLER ROW HOUSES
Designed by Sarkis Balyan in 1875, the Akaretler Row Houses were built by Sultan Abdulaziz to accommodate the most prominent and high-ranking officials of Dolmabahce Palace.
After careful research into their cultural and historical significance and structure, the Row Houses were authentically restored in Akaretler, one of the most distinguished and historic districts of Istanbul.
At the completion of this restoration process, this elegant district entered an exciting new phase, becoming a thriving part of contemporary urban life.
The Row Houses project enriches the social fabric of Istanbul, with each of the venues and galleries offering their own historically-conscious artistic touches. In total, the project encompasses 98 offices and residences, 42 shops and restaurants, and the W Istanbul.
The Akaretler Row Houses and W Istanbul have been collectively recognized as an outstanding recent development, and were chosen as a winner of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Awards for Excellence: Europe, Middle East and Africa.