The Marmara Şişli Hotel

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Autoban's redesign of The Marmara Şişli Hotel, a member of Turkey’s most prestigious hotel chain, began with the replacement of the existing façade. Custom-made aluminium pipes divide the façade into three sections, making the high-rise building an attractive feature of the cityscape. Spread over eleven floors with eight rooms per floor, the new Marmara Şişli offers three types of accommodation: Candy rooms, Capsule rooms and Wagon rooms. All bedrooms feature Autoban’s usual raw and contrasting materials, the ceilings bearing bold motifs on concrete. Taking cues from the Japanese-style capsule hotels, Autoban designed 6,5 m2 rooms for the mezzanine floor. These compact rooms are ideal for the lone traveler, and increase the hotel’s capacity to 104. To turn the lobby into a lively public area, an all-concrete bar is placed near the main entrance and the reception desk is unusually situated at a rather rear location. The overall result is 50’s modernist.

The Marmara Şişli Hotel