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Tuesday, 09 August 2016 13:53cat

The “Pearl of Istanbul” is in progress…

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A new architectural project for a new marina design in Istanbul was announced recently. The design call for a mixed-use construction which will include a complex of man-made islands and a central piece of land where there will be units  for residence and entertainment. The unique feature of the marina is its shape since it resembles a row of pearls!

 The large-sized marina will have a capacity of up to 500 yachts. A main seawall will protect it from bad weather. Centrally, six towers are being constructed, which will include rooms for visitors with high or lower budgets, and, of course, restaurants, cafes and shops. The "Pearl of Istanbul", called as such thanks to the  unique shape of the islands, is a major port project, that will keep busy several  structural engineers thanks to the impressive towers of the complex.

The residential tower, one of the six towers, consists of 28 stories, with big balconies and provides a panoramic view of the marina. The designers of the towers tried considered cost efficiencies and the ease of the construction, using environmentally friendly materials which will make the buildings looked impressive and unique. Consequently, the buildings are articulated in glass using extensively metal panels, zinc and wood. The design has considered the position of the sun throughout the day, and aims on the abundance of sunlight inside the buildings, and the change of its colors, as the sun rays hit the glass facade of the towers.

The construction is expected to be completed in July 2023 and attract most visitors from all around the world! 

Sources: worldarchitecturenewsarchdaily 

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