PROJECT New Istanbul
CLIENT The Mena Group
SCOPE Planning + Illustration
LOCATION Istanbul, Turkey
STAGE Master Plan
BIOREGION Mediterranean

New Istanbul is a new town located outside of Istanbul that will create homes for 50,000 residents. The town was designed to include a central downtown district built around a circular canal promenade and park which will provide an entertainment complex and a retail center nestled among office and residential towers. Outside of this inner circle, residential developments were designed to accommodate a variety of residence types, from single family homes to multi-family residential towers. Each community will provide recreational amenities and parks for the residents. The town’s roadway systems were designed to create a hierarchy of streets to accommodate traffic flow and a shuttle bus system. Community services such as schools, police, fire stations, and post offices were integrated into the community.