Akdamar Church

Akdamar Church is situated on a small island in Lake Van. The Akdamar church dates from the 10th century and is famed for the fascinating reliefs carved on the exterior. It was designed by the Armenian architect Trdat Mendet. Over time, additions such as a chapel and a bell tower were added to the church.  

Prota performed retrofitting design services tendered by Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2002 with coordination of Turkish architect Mürşit Günday.


  • LocationVan, Turkey
  • ClientMinistry of Culture and Tourism
  • Total Construction Area300 m²
  • Term of Contract2003
  • ArchitectMürşit Günday