THE URBAN TRANSFORMATION CLAIMS THE SHORELINE
Located at a very crucial point in İstanbul, and having survived many centuries as the gate to the sea, the Galata Port reclaims various functions with the new project, and will complement an additional value to İstanbul as a center of culture, tourism and commerce. Project covers over 1,2km zone with an open area of 100,000sqm and a construction area of 151,66sqm, where the existing buildings will be harmoniously renovated respecting their authentic forms and acquire new functions. Being a customs zone, the shoreline is presently not open to the access of the people of İstanbul. With the realization of the project, both the tourists and the natives of İstanbul will benefit the offered resources on a 24-hours basis throughout the year. An art museum, hotels, restaurants, bars, fast food joints, all kinds of souvenir shops, shopping centers, office spaces, exhibition and fair areas, car parks and various sales points will ensure an accountable return as a result of the project.