08. August 2007
Istanbul, Turkey’s largest metropolis and the world’s only city on two continents, looks back on a long and turbulent history. To this day, this former capital of three empires – the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires – has lost nothing of its fascination. Imposing buildings dating from over two millennia characterize this melting pot of cultures. But today, in addition to the countless famous mosques and palaces, the modern buildings of up-and-coming industries are also increasingly catching the eye of visitors. The country’s biggest pharmaceuticals producer, Abdi Ibrahim Pharmaceuticals, also has its headquarters in the city where East and West meet. A growing population, increasing health consciousness and a proliferation of health services and medical centers have caused a boom in the market for pharmaceuticals in Turkey. The company tower building, with its large-scale façade of woven wire mesh by the technical weaver GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG has already become a new landmark in the capital.