Topkapi Palace is a magnificent place complex that represents the rich history and stunning architecture of the Ottoman Empire. One of the palace's most famous areas is the Fatih Kiosk, a four-room structure that showcases the Topkapi Treasury.
The Kiosk houses objects that speak volumes about the palace's past, and the presentation of these objects has been seamlessly integrated into the architecture. Large volumes covered in gold mirrors are used to present the precious objects, transforming the spatial experience of the Kiosk's rooms. These volumes create unique and intriguing effects, as the architectural details of the rooms are reflected in the pristine golden mirrors, creating surprising framing of the objects themselves.
The result is a captivating display that amplifies the historically decorated interior space, showcasing the treasures' magnificence. Among the priceless items on display are jewelry, weapons, textiles, and other objects made from gold and adorned with precious stones. The Spoonmaker Diamond, one of the largest diamonds in the world, and the Topkapi Dagger, a ceremonial weapon encrusted with emeralds and diamonds, are among the exhibition's highlights.
Date2022 - 2023
Designed forDirectorate of National Palaces of Türkiye
Total area430 sqm