Istanbul’s latest luxury complex Zorlu Center opened its doors
November 2013    PDF Print E-mail
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Zorlu Center created by Zorlu Real Estate in Zincirlikuyu with an investment of 2.5 billion dollars, including a shopping mall, residences, offices and Raffles Istanbul Zorlu Center Hotel, Performing Arts Center opened its doors in this autumn.

The Zorlu Center site is just at the junction of the Bosphorus Bridge European connection and the glamorous Büyükdere axis that connects the city center with the great business district Maslak. It is reached from various important centers of Istanbul and moreover, topographically is one of the few plain sites that face south, with the old city view.

Zorlu center has three residential towers, a 184-room Raffles hotel, a 2300-seat performing arts centre and a shopping mall. The center became home to 200 shops ranging from Turkish luxury department store Beymen to international names such as Valentino, Stella McCartney, and Pucci. Istanbul's first Apple Store will also be opened at the centre.

Zorlu Center Performing Arts Center, the new venue of musicals after Broadway in New York and West End in London, also opened its doors. The center will host world renowned shows, as well as local and international performances, and meet the demand in Istanbul in this field, the Center will at the same time be one of the select culture and arts platforms of the world technology-wise.

Being one of the most important functions of Owing to the Center, which was built by an investment of 300 million dollars and will be operated by Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, a 101 year-old company of Broadway, Istanbul will be the new address of musicals in the world after Broadway in New York and West End in London.

With an indoor area of 50 thousand square meters, Zorlu Center Performing Arts Center features two main halls with differing sizes and purposes of use. The great hall of the Center (musical theatre) has a capacity of 2,262 people and the minor hall has a capacity of 738 people. These halls are designed to reflect the acoustics and brilliance of distinct events from musicals to classics, from concerts to ballets.


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