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26 Alimak construction hoists for Istanbul’s largest housing project

Evora, Istanbul, Turkey

Evora Istanbul, the city’s largest housing project, is being built with the help of 26 construction hoists from Sweden’s lifting specialist Alimak Hek.

Main contractor Teknik Yapı Construction is using 32 external Alimak construction hoists to build the low- and medium-rise structures of Evora Istanbul, the city’s biggest housing project, which is being developed on a 300-acre site on the Anatolia side of Istanbul. The development consists of a total of 44 blocks, with the high-rise towers erected with the use of tower cranes.

Twenty six of the hoists, which are mostly Alimak Scando 450 units supplied new from the manufacturer, are being used under a rental agreement of between six and eight months undertaken with Alimak Hek’s Turkish distributor Atilla Dural Mumessillik Insaat Turizm Tic Ltd. Teknik Yapi owns the remaining six units, which form part of the contractor’s own fleet.

Designed by renowned Turkish architect Eren Yorulmazer, Evora is being built on a hillside overlooking the sea and will eventually be home to more than 20,000 people.

There will be 4,300 residential units along with three shopping districts, and schools and kindergartens, swimming pools, a spa, playgrounds, a soccer pitch, and basketball and volleyball courts.

The project began in 2011, with the low- and medium-rise units being completed late in 2013 and the high-rise towers scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2014.

The Alimak Scando 450 is designed for materials and personnel, and can lift a maximum load of 2 t to a height of 150 m.

Four Hek TPM 1300 SD transport platforms, a mobile unit with an open-top platform large enough to take palletised and large dimension goods, and with a payload capacity of 1800 kg, were also used on the site. 

“There is a very fast construction schedule on this site, with many of the residential units going on sale and being prepared for early occupancy before the entire development is completed,” says Taner Ozcan, Teknik Yapi’s project manager at Evora.

“We are a long-time user of Alimak hoists, and on this project, with such a large number of structures, we decided on a rental agreement, working with Atilla Dural to ensure that the hoist specifications were appropriate for the production cycle.

“The Alimak Scando 450 was considered the most appropriate model, given the fact that most of the structures were 11 or 15 storeys in height, and that the car has a travel speed of up to 54 m/min.



Evora, Istanbil, Turkey


Housing project

Hoist type:


No. of hoists:



Up to 2,000 kg per car


54 m/min.

Lifting heights:

11 to 15 storeys