Istanbul Bilgi University, Dept. Of Architecture
This is an adaptive usage project for Istanbul Textile Traders Market -IMC- which considered as one of the best modern architectural examples of Istanbul, but unfortunately lost attention and started to serve a position as a warehouse in recent years.
Proposal offers to utilize and bring life back to the old building while respecting its unique features such as opacity and continuity. Exploring the realm of parasite architecture, it allows the building to have a intriguing facade and plan scheme via injecting new spaces and a program into the existing building, which will give a new character to the emerging area. Materiality and dissimilarity that is salient to the public from the outside creates a playful dialogue of old and new.