In the international design competition for Yenikapi Transfer Point and Archaeo-Park Area in Istanbul, Turkey, three First Prizes have been announced this week. The jury selected the top project teams Eisenmann Architects/Aytaç Architects, Atelye 70/Francesco Cellini/Insula Architettura E Ingegneria, and Cafer Bozkurt Architects/Mecanoo Architects from nine shortlisted teams, including MVRDV and other international firms.
In the coming months, the three winning teams will work out the final design in monthly workshops and meetings with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
The project is one of Istanbul's most ambitious urban planning projects with Yenikapi becoming the city's major public transportation hub.
"Once having arrived in Yenikapi, one will able to reach every point of our city by rail and public transportation systems," says Kadir Topba, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. "The new centralisation brought on by an increase of accessibility in Yenikapi has the potential of influencing the seaway, airway and highway dynamics of the metropolis as well as urban development and renewal at a metropolitan scale."
ATELYE 70 + FRANCESCO CELLINI + INSULA ARCHITETTURA E INGEGNERIA
Architecture: CELLINI FRANCESCO (Prof. Francesco CELLINI)
Architecture + Urban Planning: ATELYE 70 (Prof. Hüseyin KAPTAN)
Architecture + Landscape: INSULA ARCHITETTURA E INGEGNERIA
Structural + Earthquake Engineering, Sustainability & Building Performance: BOLLIGER+GROHMAN INGENIEURE (Prof. Klaus BOLLINGER, Prof. Manfred GROHMAN, Ulrich STORCK)
Traffic + Transportation Planning: Dr. H. Murat CELIK
Architecture History: Prof. Maria Margarita SEGARRA LAGUNES
Museology: Prof. Giovanni LONGOBARDI
Archaeology: Prof. Grazia SEMERARO