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Christmas Turkey comes early for BDP

November 30 2011

Christmas Turkey comes early for BDP
BDP has revealed its masterplan for the Turkish city of Izmir for local developer Megapol who aspire to establish a new shopping and leisure destination for the region.

Dubbed the Vaha Project it will occupy a constrained site sandwiched between a major arterial road and the foothills of nearby mountains, with several streams adding further complications for the design team.

Ultimately it will house some 175,000sq/m of retail, leisure, education, social and religious buildings in a series of ‘island destinations’ linked by bridges and landscaped pedestrian routes.

A central feature events space overlooked by cafes and restaurants will act as a focal point for the whole development.

It will be complemented by an anchor fun park to the sites eastern edge developed in collaboration with Los Angeles based Utopia Entertainment.

BDP have produced the masterplan and concept design for the scheme with local practice EPIG providing design assistance.
Izmir is Turkey's third largest city
Izmir is Turkey's third largest city


#1 Posted by PunLover on 30 Nov 2011 at 14:38 PM
Like the headline, though mine would have been 'Turkish Delight for BDP'.
#2 Posted by haha on 2 Dec 2011 at 11:38 AM
is that rhyming slang punlover?!
#3 Posted by why on 2 Dec 2011 at 14:36 PM
this is a turkey!
Yasmin Al-Jilaihawi
#4 Posted by Yasmin Al-Jilaihawi on 3 Dec 2011 at 19:20 PM
I think you'll find this is the jewel in the crown. Shall I blog about it? I think not.

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