The Malta pavilion in Yildiz Park was the first of these restorations to be completed. A fine Baroque building, built in the second half of the 19th-century, it is designed for re-use as a luxurious restaurant, conference centre and setting for opulent functions. The Çadir Pavilion of the same period, set in a beautifully landscaped part of the park, with a splendid view of the Bosphorus, has been re-cycled as a coffee house. Emirgan Park, near Yildiz, is the setting of three other distinguished pavilions of the period, known as the white, the pink and the yellow. The first is now a concert hall and restaurant; the second, restored as a typical Bosphorus house with Ottoman furnishings and woodwork, is now a museum; the third has been converted into a tea room and snack bar. Among other successful projects is the conversion of an early 20th-century Art Nouveau palace at Çubuklu to a small and elegant hotel.
Recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1986.