Turkish Consulate

Architecture, Midtown East, New Developments, Turtle Bay

Turkevi Center, Turkish Consulate, Perkins Eastman, 821 First Avenue

Though Perkins Eastman‘s design of Turkey’s forthcoming 32-story consulate tower was inspired by a Turkish crescent (a large, ornate, gilded instrument), the firm took a very streamlined approach to their vision, using swooping curves and geometric patterns to “evoke Islamic themes and Turkish art and culture,” as 6sqft previously described.

The Turkevi Center will rise along Consulate Row, at 821 United Nations Plaza, the corner of 46th Street and First Avenue. According to a press release first spotted by Curbed, it will “feature prominent loggias along the upper floors of the south and east faces, and be stacked atop a podium wrapped in perforated metal paneling.” The project had been on the drawing board for more than three years, but Perkins Eastman have now received the green light to move ahead with the building that will house new consulate offices, passport and visa branch offices, conference rooms, a multi-purpose prayer room, fitness center, auditorium, underground parking, and residential space for staff and visitors.

Additional details and renderings ahead

Architecture, Manhattan, Midtown East, New Developments

821 First Avenue, Chelsea Ateliers, Perkins Eastman, Turkish Consulate

Concept design by Chelsea Atelier

After more than three years on the drawing board, the replacement tower for Turkey’s Consulate General and Permanent Mission to the United States at 821 First Avenue is finally moving forward. First announced in 2012, the proposed project, known as the Turkevi Center, has commissioned Perkins Eastman as the architects of record. The building will house new offices for the consulate, and diplomatic residences for permanent staff and visitors above.

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