Yenikapi Transfer Center and Archeopark is an ambitious project, currently in competition, by the city of Istambul (Turkey) to make this area a vital strategic intersection point through which an average number of 1.700.000 people will pass on a daily basis.
With Istanbul as the immutable intersection of vast and diverse mobilities, the rich design by MVRDV + ABOUTBLANK for the Yenikapı Transfer Center and Archaeopark offer a unique possibility to combine and transpose contemporary transportation intelligence with a remarkable historical heritage. Layers in time will be combined with numerous lines through the city of Istanbul, a myriad of interactions of time and space. More images and architects’ description after the break.
ABOUTBLANK on the Yenikapı Transfer Center and Archeopark project:
The project proposes a dualist public integration approach on a macro urban scale. One is a rigid public transfer sequence in a relationship with unique urban tissues. The other is a more lava-like flexible public platform for the regulation of urban and recreational regeneration in a continuous coastal formation.