Llewelyn Davies Yeang win competition for major transportation route in Istanbul
A dramatic masterplan bridging East and West has been unveiled. The plan includes a major transportation route which links the waterfronts of Istanbul to the Asian side of Turkey. The project includes the creation of a 2 kilometre continuous ecological corridor (with eco bridges) which in addition serves as a new urban park for the city. The creation of the corridor will make the area’s biodiversity whole again by linking the mountain and upland ecology to the north with the coastal ecology to the south. This will greatly enhance the biodiversity of the area.
The site, which had previously been dominated by unplanned development and transport infrastructure will include a range of activities such as a dolphinarium, cultural centre, world ecology biomes, a 1,000 berth marina, canals, 2 hotels, residential and leisure areas as well as new public spaces and beaches.