HAYDARPASA REDEVELOPMENT/TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
MASTER PLAN Istanbul, Turkey
MGA is developing a Master Plan for a prominent wa- terfront site directly across the Bosporus from Istanbul’s historic center. Currently occupied by container ship- ping and rail lines the 1,000,000 S.M. site is slated for redevelopment at a F.A.R. of 3:1, and will become the center of Istanbul’s rapidly expanding Asian side.
MGA’s master plan proposes a mixed-use waterfront dis- trict made up of a dense commercial center anchored by the historic Haydarpasa train station, which will pro- vide a new rail hub, 800,000 S.M. of office space, a 160,000 SM convention/merchandise mart, 250,000 S.M. of hotel space, 100,000 S.M. of retail space, and 150,000 S.M. of residential space; a series of smaller scale mixed use neighborhoods punctuated by varied public spaces and providing 1,500,000 S.M. of residen- tial, hotel, marinas, restaurants and retail space to enrich the redefined public water’s edge; and finally a 60,000 S.M. mixed-use retail pier and cruise ship terminal.
The existing historic train station, which was constructed during the Ottoman Empire and has been the terminus for all lines to the East, will become a museum of rail- road history and a hotel. The new rail hub will be in the commercial area at the other end of the redevelop- ment district. Based on principles of sustainability, the plan lays out walkable neighborhoods that are knit re- spectfully into the surrounding urban fabric, and linked by a linear, green, public transit corridor to new rail and ferry hubs. Site coverage is kept well below 50% and the green boulevard that defines the district’s border doubles as an urban-scale bioswale to manage storm water runoff.
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY