SANAT TARIHI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF ART HISTORY, vol.27, no.2, pp.375-389, 2018 (ESCI)
Vedad Tek took the role of "sennimar-i hazret-i sehriyari", chief imperial architect of the Ottoman court, between the dates April 27, 1909 (under the reign of Mehmet V Resad) and May 7, 1914. During this time, he mainly worked the repairments of the existing palaces, kastrs and mansions. The Repairments of Topkapi Palace was one of the responsibilities of the chief imperial architect. In order to use of the Sultan in his visits to Topkapi Palace, Vedad Bey prepared a pier project in 1911. Sarayburnu pier project was including the repair of the existing pier and fencing it with rail post designed by Vedad Tek. By Vedad Tek designed two different types of rail posts, one big and one small. Similar rail posts can be found in both Vedad Tek's buildings and in various buildings which designed with the effects of the National Architectural Movement. Sarayburnu pier is not included in Vedad Tek's construction list. In this study, visual documents of the pier dated to the 1917 are published for the first time. This study aims to introduce Vedad Tek's Sarayburnu pier project through the scenes of the film named Der Kaiser bei unseren tiirkischen Verbiindeten (1917), together with his proposal, petitions and drawings.