Çırağan Palace

Old Ottoman Palace, now part of Kempinski Hotels


Built by Sultan Abdülâziz, the palace was designed by Armenian architect Nigoğayos Balyan and built between 1863 and 1867 by his sons Sarkis and Hagop Balyan; At that time, the Ottoman sultans were building new palaces for themselves instead of using the existing ones. Çırağan Palace is the last example of this tradition. Only the outer walls of the palace survived a fire in 1910. It was restored in 1989 and started to be used as a hotel. It is located on the European shore of the Istanbul Bosphorus.



Solvotek received the 3D laser scanning project and the asbuilt documentation of all the rooms of the palace in 2013. Within the scope of this project, asbuilt projects for internal use have been prepared. Then, in 2016, it was requested to update the measurements made and to prepare the asbuilt survey projects for the Board of Monuments. The survey projects of the palace prepared by Solvotek were successfully approved by the Council of Monuments.