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Besiktas Fishmarket / GAD

  • 00:00 - 5 February, 2010
Besiktas Fishmarket / GAD
Besiktas Fishmarket / GAD, Courtesy of GAD
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  • Architects

    Gokhan Avcioglu & GAD
  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Project Team

    Ozan Ertug, Serkan Cedetas
  • Collaborators

    Besiktas Municipality
  • Budget

  • Area

    320.0 m2
  • Project Year


Text description provided by the architects. 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.

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Courtesy of GAD

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.

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Courtesy of GAD

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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