Haydarpasa is located in Istanbul, Turkey. It functions as a port and includes many abandoned industrial structures built on a reclamation zone. However, the port interrupts the connection along the waterfront. It also interrupts the relationship between people and the sea along the railway axis. The urban design proposal restores the interruptions on the urban scale with a pedestrian and bike-friendly recreation area and an elevated railway system. The project proposes a targeted architectural intervention in the Haydarpaşa Silos. Although silos have lost their importance as agricultural infrastructure pieces, they present spatial potential. Strategically manipulating the cylinders and reprogramming the altered spaces with new uses, the project transforms the silos to store visitors' memories.
Arch 402 Spring 2022, Asilhan Kıran
Studio instructors: Ezgi İşbilen, Yiğit Acar