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2008 – 2009



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cr Ani & Koyici Street

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Ozan Ertug, Serkan Cedetas

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Besiktas Municipality


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March 02nd, 2012

Besiktas Fishmarket Change this

Istanbul, Turkey
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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 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.



Posted by Bostjan | Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | 19:03pm
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It is also one of those projects that include people and create a livable ambient.
Posted by karin torgersen | Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 | 20:20pm
I rather like this, simple and practical (this building has a presence without being invasive due to it's dimensions.

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