Selenium Marina in Ataköy, İstanbul, Turkey designed by İstanbul based Turkish architecture firm TAGO Architects. Employer of the project is Istanbul based construction company Aşçıoğlu. Category of the project; hotel. Construction m2 is 28.000 m2. Project year: 2008 – 2009.
TAGO Architects was founded by Turkish architect Gökhan Aktan Altuğ and İstanbul based Japanese architect Tatsuya Yamamoto. TAGO Architects design firm is experienced in residental towers, mix use, commercial, public, shopping, industrial, government buildinggs. and master planning. TAGO licensed branch offices are in Romania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Japan and corporate office in Dubai. TAGO Architects was founded in 1995 and offers functional, economic and aesthetic solutions to achieve the universal values in contemporary architecture. The architects Tatsuya Yamamoto and Gökhan Aktan Altuğ are the founder partners of TAGO Architecture Limited Company. From architectural projects to decoration and consulting, TAGO Architects completed around 300 projects since its inception. TAGO Architects main office is in Istanbul – Turkey. In 2007 it started to provide services to Europe, Middle Asia and East Asia by its new offices in Tokyo, Bucharest, Kiev and Dubai.
Gökhan Aktan Altuğ is the founding partner of “Tago Architects”. Prior to founding TAGO Architects in 1995, he worked as a lecturer at Eskisehir Anadolu University between 1991-95. He has released various notable shopping center and residential projects in Europe and Turkey and has a great experience in multi functional high-rise buildings. His recent projects received great interest among architctural critics and press.
Prior to establishing “Tago Architects” in 1995, Tatsuya Yamamoto studied for his academic career in Japan, France and Turkey. His master degrees are mostly based on modern architecture history. He was a lecturer at Mimar Sinan University and Eskisehir Anatolian University. During thie period, he managed various projects for Japanese and Turkish governments and Unesco. He had experienced especially on urban design projects, and one of his work received a national award. Yamamoto was a member of several professional associations such as Japanese Foundation of Culture. And had been a guest architect in various international exhibitions and conferences. He had been conducting his works in TAGO Istanbul since 1995. Tatsuya Yamamoto died in Istanbul in 18.12.2010.