Salt Galata Giris Fotoğraf: Mustafa Hazneci, 2016
Photo: Mustafa Hazneci, 2016
French Levantine architect Alexandre Vallauri designed the original building of SALT Galata to house the Ottoman Bank as inaugurated in 1892. The building is a landmark unique to İstanbul with surprisingly distinct architectural styles—neoclassical and oriental—applied on opposite façades.

The redesign of the building, also undertaken by Mimarlar Tasarım, involves the introduction of major new structural interventions, while the office’s architectural approach clears the building of later surface additions to reveal original contemporary features.

SALT Galata is organized to enable a challenging, multi-layered program that includes SALT Research, which offers public access to thousands of print and digital resources; a 218-capacity Auditorium; Ottoman Bank Museum spreading throughout the floors with digital presentations; Office of Useful Art that focuses on expanding the potential of co-learning among the institution and the users; Workshops and exhibition spaces; as well as Neolokal and Robinson Crusoe 389.

SALT Galata
founded by Garanti BBVA
Bankalar Caddesi 11
Karaköy 34421 İstanbul Türkiye
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T +90 212 334 22 00

Tues-Sat 12.00-20.00 / Exhibition 12.00-20.00
Sun 12.00-18.00
Closed on the first and second days of Eid and Greater Eid;
New Year’s Day and Labor Day.