We are proud to have delivered 4,300 m2 Oak planks for Istanbul’s new museum of contemporary art, Arter. A vibrant cultural hub that brings together artists and audiences through celebration of today’s art in all its forms and disciplines.
Museum — Istanbul
Grimshaw Architects — Photo: Hadiye Cangökçe and Flu Foto
Thickness 30 mm. Width 200-250-300 mm. Length 2-5 m
Finish Light Oil and Laquer + Natural Oil and Laquer
The construction of the new building started in 2015 and in September 2019, Arter opened its doors to the public in the new space in Dolapdere. Designed by London-based Grimshaw Architects, the new Arter will host exhibitions from, but not limited to, its collection as well as performances and events across disciplines, expanding the range of its programmes.
Guests visiting Arter will step onto Dinesen Oak which covers 4,300 m2 of the new museum. When the guests roam freely from level to level, staircases made from Dinesen Oak lead the way to new exciting experiences at the museum. The long Oak planks add a warm and inviting base for people to enjoy the artworks at this artistic and social meeting point that Arter is.
Arter's new building has 18,000 square meters of indoor area and houses, in addition to exhibition galleries, a terrace, performance halls, learning areas, a library, a conservation laboratory, an arts bookstore, and a café.
At this new building, Arter will strive to be a sustainable, vibrant cultural hub, making its broad range of programmes accessible to everyone.