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Sapa in Turkey, Varyap MeridianSapa delivered aluminium building systems for the Varyap Meridian development in Istanbul. 

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Turkey is unique culturally and geographically, with its largest city – Istanbul – built on two continents, Europe and Asia. Turkey borders eight countries, and has a rich culture influenced by both west and east.

Sapa’s history in Turkey goes back to 1997, when the company established an office for aluminium building systems. Today, Sapa’s building systems organization employs 35 people in Turkey. They work with Building System Technic, sales, marketing, finance and logistics.

Çağdaş TaylanSapa’s main office is in Istanbul, but the company also has an office in Ankara, Turkey’s capital city.

We believe our strengths in Turkey are:

The building industry is the backbone of the Turkish economy. Çağdaş Taylan (pictured), who leads Sapa Building Systems Turkey, says the sector is using more aluminium in building applications and that more young people are entering the industry.

Projects we are proud of:

The Sapa Building System brand has been involved with many important and prestigious high-rise constructions and projects in Turkey. Two are Varyap Meridian and Spine Tower.

Sapa in Turkey, Spine TowerThe first, Varyap Meridian, is a mixed-use development located near Istanbul's new financial and business district. It won the International Property Awards’ “Oscars of real estate” as Europe's Best Real Estate Project and Best Tall Building. The development features a number of sustainable elements, including rainwater collection sites and facilities to optimize water usage and reduce energy consumption. Istanbul’s culture and heritage are also included in the design, which incorporates a spectral-tiled facade that ranges from terra cotta to blue to white.

The Spine Tower project (pictured, right) was named by MIPIM as Best Turkish Project 2014. The 57-story tower covers an indoor area of 138,000 square meters and consists of residential and office facilities, a swimming pool and a fitness area. Sapa helped design a special system for using continuous glass from floor to ceiling in part to ensure maximum daylight flowing into the building.

Facts about Turkey: 

Capital: Ankara

Highest point: Agri Mountain 5,137 m

Population: 74.9 million

Language: Turkish

GDP: USD 780 billion

Cost of a Big Mac: USD 3.41