Yildiz Palace Yaveran Qasr Restoration

Commissioned by Sultan Abdul Hamid in the late 19th century and designed by Italian architect Raimondo Dranco, the Yaveran building is part of the Yildiz Palace complex and originally accommodated the Palace's high-ranking aides-de-camp. The two-storey, wooden structure was first thoroughly surveyed in order to register the forms of the original woodwork and wall decorations. The interior was then demolished and rebuilt according to the original plans, while the exterior was left intact, but underwent total restoration.
The straight, oblong plan of the building and its rythmic facade constituted an ideal shell for the subdivision of floor surfaces on both floors; a basement was added to provide additional storage space. Original details were restored in an attempt to recreate the atmosphere of Yaveran building, once the garden's eastern wall, placed at the entrance of the Yildiz Palace complex. Two other monuments annexed to this building - the guard-house and the Hamidiye Fountain - were also restored.

Variant Names Yildiz Sarayi Yaveran Köskü Restorasyonu, Yaveran Pavilion, Yaveran Mansion
Street Address Yildiz Palace
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Architect/Planner Aydin Yüksel
Client I.R.C.I.C.A.
Date late 19th c., restored 1986
Style/Period Art Nouveau
Centuries 19th, 20th
Decade 1980s
Building Type palatial
Building Usage palace
Project ID 1035
Keywords restoration and conservation

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