Harbiye Military Museum and Culture Center

Harbiye Military Museum and Cultural Center

Historical “Meşkhane” structure converted to a military museum having a total closed area of 2000 m²

Harbiye Military Museum and Cultural Center2

Prota provided the wooden and steel construction retrofit and strengthening design

Located in Harbiye district of Istanbul, Harbiye Military Museum was built during the last period of the Ottoman Empire, It was named as Ottoman Imperial Military Academy and was built for the purpose of delivering high ranking military officers . In 2000, after the renovation works, the building transformed into historical buildings of “Military Museum & Culture Center” and “The Chief of Staff Military History and Strategic Research Ministry (ATASE).”

Prota Engineering performed entire renovation and retrofitting design works of the building. The museum contains a wide-range of collections of 55,000 objects, including medals, military uniforms, flags, emblems, armoured shirts, shields, paintings, and various types of guns.
Constructed on a 54.000 m², the structure has a total construction area of approximately 2000 m². 


  • LocationIstanbul/Turkey
  • ClientMinistry of Defence
  • Total Closed Area2000 m²
  • Term of Contract2000
  • ArchitectSaadet Sayın