Kadıköy Urban Square and its Vicinity
Kadıköy Square: Anatolian Terrace of İstanbul
The project aims to be an interface between the dense urban area of Kadıköy District and the Marmara Sea. The major goals of the project were to provide the Kadıköy waterfront with recreational and sports activities, to offer pedestrian paths and biking trails as well as to design a waterfront that physically and visually connects the sea with the urban fabric. The main emphasis has been on turning the sea into an active landscape element that can be perceived from all parts of the coastal line and that can be accessed through wooden decks, steps descending to the sea level and green squares reaching over to the sea.
The pedestrian promenade that contours the sea assumes a fundamental role in the project. Easily accessed by major maritime and land public transportation routes, the promenade integrates the users with the seascape while providing them access to artificial hills, vista terraces, sports fields, multipurpose plazas, wooden decks, picnic areas and children playgrounds.