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Istanbul, Turchia: Istanbul Seaport by 5+ Design

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Overlooking the Sea of Marmara just south of the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul Seaport is an ambitious mixed-use project that will offer a new template for modern life on the European side of Turkey’s ancient capital.

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Nearly half of the 435,000-square-meter development will be constructed on an in-fill site of reclaimed waterfront, and will include a state-of-the-art cruise ship terminal, yacht harbor and pleasure boat marina.

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Farther ashore, it will feature an exhibition hall, conference center, five-star hotel, retail center and boardwalk, park, office space, residential condos and lofts – and a convenient tram linking all of them together.

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Because the development is adjacent to the fifth century Theodesian Wall and in front of existing residential neighborhoods, the design brief required a sensitivity to both Istanbul’s historic past and its contemporary culture.

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The thoroughfare between the airport and downtown will be rerouted to provide a plaza at the terminus of the historic fortifications, and low-rise buildings will meet strict height limits to preserve the wall’s dominance and allow views of the sea for all.

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And to merge old and new, encourage social activity and ensure easy accessibility, the spaces between buildings will provide pedestrian-friendly streets and walkways as well as welcoming outdoor plazas and courtyards.

Location: Istanbul, TurkeyArchitect: 5+ DesignProject Team: Tim Magill, Tim Thurik, Victoria Brash, Daniel Gray, Mark Commentz, Carl Horner, Adnan Ihsan, Gene Pyo, Warren Riggs, Irfan Shaikh, Young Rhee, Manish SharmaProject Type: Mixed-useProgram: Retail, residential, office, hotel, conference facilities, marina, cruise ship terminalArea: 61.4 hectaresBuilding Area: 700,000 square metersYear: 2012Client: Renaissance Development

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