GAD: besiktas fish market, istanbulbesiktas fish market, istanbul by GADall images courtesy GADlocated in one of istanbul’s most populated and diverse neighborhoods, besiktas is aneclectic area with a village-like atmosphere that is in the process of urban renewal. the besiktas fish market is located on a triangular site. it is an iconic venue where manylocals and visitors buy fresh fish daily. the construction of the old fish market was in verypoor shape and needed to be replaced.the design solution was to maintain its iconic neighborhood presence, while also reaffirming its welcoming feeling. GAD global architectural development designeda triangular shaped concrete shell covering the entire site with large openings at street level.the concrete shell provides a column-free interior space, optimizing the project’s programmaticneeds. the new design injects a contemporary and pragmatic solution, at once preservingthe fish market’s history.