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Istanbul Bilgi University – SantralIstanbul Campus

Istanbul Bilgi University – SantralIstanbul
Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santrali
Kazım Karabekir Cad. No:2
Eyüp 34060 İstanbul Turkey

Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture is located in SantralIstanbul. In its original incarnation, before restoration and conversion into SantralIstanbul, the Silahtarağa Power Plant is the Ottoman Empire’s first urban-scale power plant. The facility went into service on the Golden Horn, Istanbul’s oldest industrial area, in 1911 and supplied the city with electricity up until 1983.

Converting the Silahtarağa Power Plant into SantralIstanbul was a process that involved retaining as many of the original elements as possible. Work began in May 2004 and was completed in September 2007