In Istanbul, at the continental divide between Asia and Europe, the recent construction of the Third Bosphorus Bridge sparked the need for two new civic parks: the new Bosphorus Bridge Observation Park (Asia) and the new Black Sea Park (Europe). This competition entry (result undecided) was conceived in collaboration with Studio Libeskind, who designed the bridge operations structure as well as the Bosphorus Museum. The parks form a 183-hectare recreation area with dramatic and challenging terrain specific to the Bosphorus River. The design approach acts as the restoration of the natural landscape disturbed by the construction of the bridge and also establishes a regional destination that takes full advantage of the spectacular, undiscovered beauty of the site. The topographic experience is unique to each of the two parks and ranges from quiet serenity to surprising bursts of adrenaline inducing views. Both parks are anticipated to be exciting new destinations for the City of Istanbul, adding to the already widely popular boating tradition along the Bosphorus River.
Studio Libeskind (architect)