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This study about urban transformation in the district of Besiktas, Istambul, was voluntarily executed, in aim to participate to the DESTEK Worksh… Read More
This study about urban transformation in the district of Besiktas, Istambul, was voluntarily executed, in aim to participate to the DESTEK Workshop 2011. The plot composed by the tree blocks which are our study case is part of the bigger urban fringe, laying on the lower part of a topographically smooth valley. We understand that the bigger scale analysis has to be done to comprehend the character of the place and the communication of the area with the rest of the city, so as the internal connections of the area to study. The analyzed area is located on the western edge of the district of Besiktas, in a very strategic position in relation to the whole city of Istanbul. On the north side we find a direct connection with the new developing area of Sisli; on the west side the area is very near to the city center (Taksim Area and from there to Eminönü). On the east side the big traffic axes of the metropolitan area are easily reachable. On the south side the area is in direct contact with the Bosphorus channel boulevard, main traffic street, with important cultural and art facilities. Read Less
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DESTEK Workshop 2011
This studyabout urban transformation in the district of Besiktas, Istambul, wasvoluntarily executed, in aim to participate to the DESTEK Workshop 2011.

The plotcomposed by the tree blocks which are our study case is part of the biggerurban fringe, laying on the lower part of a topographically smooth valley. Weunderstand that the bigger scale analysis has to be done to comprehend thecharacter of the place and the communication of the area with the rest of thecity, so as the internal connections of the area to study.

The analyzedarea is located on the western edge of the district of Besiktas, in a verystrategic position in relation to the whole city of Istanbul. On the north sidewe find a direct connection with the new developing area of Sisli; on the westside the area is very near to the city center (Taksim Area and from there toEminönü). On the east side the big traffic axes of the metropolitan area areeasily reachable. On the south side the area is in direct contact with theBosphorus channel boulevard, main traffic street, with important cultural andart facilities.

Project: Grup Arquitectura Barcelona (GAB)

Rendering: Guillermo Díaz