Turken House is a mixed-use, 21-story residential tower designed as a Culture Center and housing for Turkish students studying in Manhattan. It includes social activity areas, single- or double-occupancy rooms, and a large private praying area. The project owner, Turken Foundation, was established to provide safe, supportive, and culturally sensitive housing options to Muslim students in New York. This 80,000 SF facility will be its flagship project.
- Superstructure is cast-in-place concrete
- Façade is comprised of a window wall, porcelain tile panels, stone veneer, decorative screen wall, dry-lock metal panel, and storefront
- Retail and commercial spaces on the first floor and basement level total 4,200 SF; 82 residential units will be on floors 4 through 15 and 17 through 21; and amenities will be in the basement and on floors 1, 2, and 16
- Projected roof height of 227 feet with three cellars below grade with an average 50-foot deep excavation to subgrade
- Turken House will be LEED designated with a program goal of Silver Certification.
- The building is located on a small, narrow footprint between structures of the same height on the east and south sides, making a carefully designed logistics plan an important consideration.
- The exterior decorative metal screen and window wall installations require different methods and sequences than the norm, impacting the scheduling plan.
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