Turkish practice Oncuoglu+ACP Architecture shared with us this new marina project in Mersin, a coastal city on Mediterranean Sea of Turkey designed not just as a marina project but an transitional space between the city and sea. More images, drawings and a brief description after the break.
The project is sited on a formerly built up concrete floor on the border of dense settlement of Mersin. The marina is separated from the settlement zone with a traffic road stretching along the coastline. The project with 500 yacht capacity is designed to promote yacht tourism in regional scale and to create a social and recreational area with open and green spaces in urban and environmental scale. In addition to serving logistically to the yachtsmen arriving from the sea, the marina is aimed to address the city community and visitors by shopping, catering, sports and green area functions; enabling seaside accessible to all. Architects in Charge: Enis Oncuoglu, Onder Kaya, Cem Altinoz, Cumhur Keskinok