Istanbul Sapphire has been designed by Tabanlıoğlu Architects as a high-tech structure that consists of 64 floors (54 above-ground and 10 basement floors), communal living floors, extensive parking spaces, a large shopping mall, and 47 floors for residences. There will be specialized floors which have private gardens between every 3 floors, and every 9 floors are separated from each other by a communal living area or mechanical floors. Design of the gardens are proposed with a number of alternatives and the consistency of garden maintenance is under the residence management company’s responsibility.
Sapphire is the first ecological building of Turkey, having two special glass shells which can take the outside air naturally by holes located at every 3 floors. Thanks to this system, the inhabitants of the building will not be affected by the negative weather conditions and external urban noise, in addition to providing a buffer with the outside atmosphere and the internal facilities. Absorption of the sunlight and ultraviolet beams will be ensured by a special curtain system that's automatically controlled through a computer, depending on the season, day and hour.
Kreatif Mimarlık implemented interior design for the spa and fitness floor at Sapphire alongside the residence lobby, golf and pool floors in 2010. The interior designs of two sample high standard flats, one measuring 220sqm and the other 550sqm, and of two spectacle and panoramic observation floors in the upper floors were carried out by Kreatif Mimarlık as well. The observation floor houses a cinema showing a 4D helicopter tour of Istanbul which has become one of the most visited touristic events in a new building.