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Istanbul Theme Park

Istanbul, Turkey

Gensler won the design and planning competition to create this groundbreaking mixed-use development. The project, led by MESA Housing Industries, Inc., will develop 370 acres, bringing a range of new residential, office, retail and hospitality options to the city and its 14 million residents. The plan also establishes 150 acres of open spaces and parks, including the region’s first theme park. Incorporating best practices around planning, design and sustainability — building around existing transportation routes, maximizing proximity and views to the lake, creating dynamic open spaces — Gensler's concept respects the city’s rich history and culture at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. The master plan concept, The City of Seven Gardens, was inspired by Istanbul’s nickname, “The City on Seven Hills.”