GAD: Besiktas fish market, Istanbul


besiktas fish market, istanbul by GAD
all images courtesy GAD


Located in one of istanbul’s most populated and diverse neighborhoods, besiktas is an
eclectic area with a village-like atmosphere that is in the process of urban renewal.
the besiktas fish market is located on a triangular site. it is an iconic venue where many
locals and visitors buy fresh fish daily. the construction of the old fish market was in very
poor shape and needed to be replaced.

The design solution was to maintain its iconic neighborhood presence, while also
reaffirming its welcoming feeling. GAD (global architectural development) designed
a triangular shaped concrete shell covering the entire site with large openings at street level.
The concrete shell provides a column-free interior space, optimizing the project’s programmatic
needs. the new design injects a contemporary and pragmatic solution, at once preserving
the fish market’s history.

















site plan


process
 


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