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Besiktas Fishmarket / GAD

  • 01:00 - 5 February, 2010
Besiktas Fishmarket / GAD
Besiktas Fishmarket / GAD, © GAD

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architects

    Gokhan Avcioglu & GAD
  • Project Team

    Ozan Ertug, Serkan Cedetas
  • Collaborators

    Besiktas Municipality
  • Budget

  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. 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.

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