Architects, Civil engineers, Landscape architects, Urban planners
Actual participants: 7 (= 17% of the applicants)
|Type of building||Urban planning|
|Type of service||Urban planning|
|Juror||Dr. Kadir TOPBAŞ, Prof. Dr. Adem BAŞTÜRK, Mevlüt VURAL, Muzaffer HACIMUSTAFAOĞLU, Mustafa DEMİR, Zeynep Sevim KIZILTAN, Yaşar Metin TAHAN, Atilla ALKAN, Dursun BALCIOĞLU, Ahmet Erhan GÖKAL|
The Project Area subject to service procurement is connected within its immediate proximity by the Aksaray-Airport Metro, Taksim-Yenikapi Metro (which is one of the most important railroad systems for the Istanbul Metropolis and located in Istanbul Historical Peninsula), the Marmaray Rail Tube Tunnel which connects European and Anatolian sides and Istanbul Sea Bus terminal (İDO).
The purpose of the Marmaray transport system is to provide continuous transportation via the rail system from one end of Istanbul to the other by connecting Gebze on the Anatolian side to Halkali on the European side.
Yenikapi transfer point will soon become a vital strategic intersection point through which an average number of 1.700.000 people will pass on a daily basis.
Mustafa Kemal Boulevard, situated on the vertical axis to be connected to the transfer point, will become one of the main arterial roads which will connect the most important centers of the city (Şişhane, Tarlabaşı, Taksim, Şişli, Mecidiyeköy, Zincirlikuyu, Büyükdere, Maslak) to the coastal road. Considering its position and easy accessibility to the airport, there is no doubt that Yenikapı will become the “new gateway” of global Istanbul.
Excavations undertaken during the application of the transportation projects, both the remains of a 1600-year-old “Theodosius Port” together with the remains of "35 ancient ships" of the World’s largest fleet collection. At the same excavation area, 8500-year-old settlements of first Neolithic age were also found.
Due to such important characteristics of the area, the central goal for the project area is to create a contemporary transfer point and introduce/promote the importance of the location to both a global audience and to İstanbulites. The intended result will be achieved by re-designing the project locale both as a contemporary transfer area integrated with its surroundings in the city and as an attraction point where the archaeological findings significant for World History and Cultural Heritage can be showcased. Furthermore, continued scientific study support programs will further enhance the historical importance of the area.
The total area of the Project is “27.7 ha” . In considering both the future interaction of the area with its surroundings and also the comprehensive data that will be given to the architects in the Design Brief, the designs presented from Invited Architects will consist of three parts:
- An “upper scale urban vision” study which places Yenikapı in the Historical Peninsula and Istanbul,
- An “urban design” study clearly explaining the organization of the entire area as a public space (location and program) and relationships established with its immediate surroundings,
- An “architectural preliminary project” which illustrates the richness of the program, organizations of locations and architectural characteristics in relation to Transfer Center and City Archive buildings will be provided.
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