We are very excited to announce that Akasya, an iconic mixed-use development in Istanbul designed by DDG, had its Grand Opening on March 6. Featuring a combination of contemporary sensibilities and traditional lines which embody both the energy and complexities of Istanbul’s evolving cityscape, Akasya transforms the site of a former Ford factory into a dramatic residential and retail destination.
Akasya is anchored by a large, elliptical landscaped park, surrounded by shops, restaurants, and pedestrian pathways which create a natural transition between the project’s high-rise residential towers and its three-level retail and entertainment center. A dramatic southern tower – a “beacon” which can be seen from some distance – sits atop the shopping center, creating a visual and conceptual sight-corridor into the heart of the project from adjacent highways linking Asian and European Istanbul.
DDG was responsible for the 45-acre master plan, the project identity, and the environmental graphics, the concept and schematic design of the residential and through to design development of the retail architecture for Akasya, which includes a total of 860,800 square feet of retail space, 1,580 residential units, and parking for 5,500 cars.
Congratulations to everyone who worked on this project to make it a success!