Project Description

DDG was the design architect for Akasya, a mixed use master plan that transforms a former factory site into an iconic development. A large elliptical landscaped park unifies the Akasya site, providing literal and intuitive connections between three zoned parcels. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, and pedestrian pathways, Central Park functions as a natural transition between residential components and the retail and entertainment center to the south. Residential offerings include high-rise residential towers anchoring the northern and southern ends of the project. The dramatic southern tower sits atop the shopping center and creates a defining reference point; a visual and conceptual sight-corridor into the project from adjacent highways.

Site area: 45 acres / 18.2 hectares
Gross Building Area: 4,304,000 square feet / 400,000 square meters
Retail: 860,800 square feet / 80,000 square meters
Residential units: 1580
Parking: 5500 spaces

  • Location
    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Market
    Corporate, Entertainment, Mixed Use, Residential, Retail
  • Design Services
    Architecture, Graphics, Planning
  • Regions

Awards + Recognitions

  • 2015 ICSC - European Design & Development Awards
    First Place Design Award: New Development - Large
  • 2013 MIPIM Awards
    People’s Choice Award
  • 2013 BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method)
    Design Certificate