2012, Istanbul – The concept of ‘Dolmuş Hotel’ is a response to Istanbul’s very own culture and the vibrant cultural and city tourism.
It is entirely inspired by the distinctive dolmus (typical share taxis in Istanbul) and its image. For that the dolmuş is reduced to its constituent parts in order to reinterpret them meeting the needs of the new hotel building. These components are converted from rear-view mirrors to sconce indoor lighting, steering wheels and wheel rims to tables and hubcaps to ceiling lighting. Special functional features like wheeled and hidden beds add to the quality of the project. By applying this concept consistently an exceptional identity is created for this hotel situated in the Tarlabasi/Omer Hayyam area.
Ömer Hayyam, İstanbul 210 m²
Project Team: Meydan Architecture
Photography: Artı Reklam
Logo Design: Ali Yavuz
Wood Works (Bed): Konak Mobilya / İsmet Konak
Wood Works (Kitchen): İmaj Mobilya / Kenan Öztürk
Metal Works: Davut Doğrama
Metal Painting: Tekdemir Elektrostatik Boya
Steel Cabinet Producer: Ofisin Mobilya
Lightening Producer: Meydan Architecture / Öner Ticaret
Floor PVC Works: Seren Halı
Glass Works: Önal Cam