Established in 2005, the Ipera Group quickly became one of the most prestigious Turkish property development companies. They specialize in building some of the most exclusive and design-forward properties in Galata, the urban center of Istanbul. Ipera has greatly contributed to the emergence of the area as a hip new urban center.
After successfully completing two neighboring renovation projects (Ipera10 & 12) Ipera has now rounded off its contribution to the area with Ipera25. This spectacular new building project was once a dilapidated warehouse that has been converted to a cutting edge, all glass residential building which is a first for Istanbul and set to be a landmark in the area for the years to come.
Ipera25 was designed by Ahmet Alatas Architecture and introduces a unique example of 21st century architecture to the heart of Istanbul. In this context, it set to be a future landmark that is regarded as being unmistakably of its time, perhaps a prototype of a wave of creative courage to come and a contributor to the ongoing discourse and evolution of the city as a true 21st century hub and a cultural melting pot.
The design contrasts with its historical surroundings in Galata where the architecture dates back as early as the Genovese era. Surrounded by existing buildings of brick construction, with high arched ceilings and solid wooden floor boards light can be an unusual commodity in these narrow cobbled streets.
In contrast, Ipera 25 comes to life with a dynamic and innovative architectural style: a glass and steel shell brings about a flexible and adaptable space – adding an element of translucency by allowing light to shine its interior. Common spaces serve as the living organism of the construction; a glass elevator reveals the mechanical spine of the building, whereas private areas are simple, refined and homogenous. Old and new merge in the outer shell of the building where outlines suggest homage to classical architecture, bay windows reach out, whilst the outer shell retreats back, providing for the creation of truly innovative domestic modern architecture.
Ipera10: Located near the Galata Tower, the cultural hub of Istanbul, this stunning development originally designed by the Greek architect Dovasiliades in 1903 has been restored to its former glory. The building now offering three unique duplexes and a small ground floor commercial unit, combines the elegance inherent in its architectural style with contemporary standards of luxury and comfort.
Ipera12: Consists of five luxury residential units, including a penthouse with stunning views of the Bosporus, the Golden Horn and Galata Tower. Each unit has been revived with its own unique attributes that combine the building’s elegant turn-of-the-century architectural style with contemporary standards of luxury and comfort. Characterized by understated elegance, the building is a showcase of an uncompromising attention to detail and a strong sense of aesthetics.