Light renovation of historic Istanbul library better preserves rare treasures
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Tabanlıoğlu Architects recently completed the restoration of Istanbul’s oldest library founded in 1884, giving it a subtle makeover and reconnecting it with the vibrant Beyazıt Square area. The architects reorganized the interior and restored parts of the building, and added a modern extension to the northeast side. As one of the oldest libraries in Istanbul, the Beyazıt State Library sits on a vibrant city square close to to Beyazıt Mosque built by Sultan Beyazıt II and completed in 1506....