SISLI SHOPPING MALL
Currently the number of shopping malls per capita in Istanbul are above the european average and if no precautions are taken, they will create huge problems in the future, similar to abandoned factories of a period create.
The project is located in Sisli, where residential, commercial and office spaces interfere into another. There is currently a shopping mall built on the site, and as a gigantic bulky volume this shopping mall seperates the neigborhoods.
The main goal of the project is to be a model of solution to the problem on how to re-think the shopping malls in Istanbul, rather than building new ones and creating new problems in the future. It aims to connect the neighborhoods with creating public and social places instead of dividing them with a huge volume, and connecting the streets which are blocked by the Cevahir Shopping Mall. It also aims to be a catalysis to the urban transformation of the district by giving people spaces where they could interact and enjoy being outside.