Saturday 29 February 2020, 10.00AM to 1.00pm
The course will focus on the contribution of a group of Italian architects in the urban development of late Ottoman Istanbul. Demonstrating a great appreciation for the city’s built heritage and not restricted by established architectural tradition, they adapted and transformed their work in harmony with the surroundings. Among them was Raimondo D’Aronco, who went there on the invitation of Sultan Abdülhamid II in 1894. Credited with bringing Art Nouveau to Istanbul, he was the first foreigner to occupy the post of chief palace architect.
Tutor: Teresa Fazio Gannon MPhil AMA