AN URBAN OASIS IN ISTANBUL
A new life has begun in Istanbul. Opened in June 2006, Kanyon is a mixed-use project built in downtown Istanbul that brings together 179 residential apartments, a 26 story office block and 37,500 square meters of retail space. Rather than just creating another ‘project’, the intent has been to create a new destination neighbourhood in the city.
Istanbul, while offering a vast collection of ‘places’, lacks a coherent center that can link shopping, working, and living in an environment that puts the priority on us as humans. With Kanyon, the aim has been to create a heart-of-the-city that connects the people working, living, and shopping in the region and beyond, which will function more as an organic part of the urban space rather than a standard mall, office, or residential project.
The designers for Kanyon are the Jerde Partnership (www.jerde.com), who are the world’s leading ‘experiential’ architectural practice. Their focus on the creation of ‘place’ rather than just a ‘building’ is very unique. Their primary concern is on how people interact with space, how this energy animates the environment, and how places can have a more intimate meaning in people’s lives beyond the physical space itself. It is a unique blend of design, understanding and directing human behavior, architecture, and urban planning.
Downtown residences with balconies, terraces and gardens
Kanyon residences offer a nest at the heart of the action, but balance it with our need for tranquility and connection to green and outdoor space. Unlike most other modern residences, Kanyon offers balconies, private terraces and gardens, windows that actually open to let in fresh air, and 3,500m2 of common garden space. Residents at Kanyon will not feel like they are living in a hotel room.
The residences, now 100% sold, are based on 21 different styles ranging from 80 m² to 380 m². With interiors that are designed by Sevil Peach and Brigitte Weber, Kanyon residencse are unique, elegant, versatile, and functional.
Open air shopping
The World’s Best Brands
spread over 4 levels, in a primarily open air environment, the retail mix at Kanyon sets the stage for 4 totally distinct streets, each with its own energy and vibe. This innovative positioning allows visitors to really connect with brands, and makes finding your way around both intuitive and more exciting. Further, as most walking areas are covered and climate controlled, Kanyon blends open-air with comfort and allows visitors to experience the best of each season. More than this, Kanyon marries the convenience of the shopping center with the vibrant air of the street in an inspiring one-of-a-kind setting.
Kanyon is home to 160 stores, complete with gourmet supermarket, street bazaar, cinemas, restaurants, health club, and outdoor performance areas. The world’s top fashion, luxury, electronic, and entertainment brands satisfies every retail desire. Dozens of new brands entering Turkey for the first time, ranging from Wagamama, Douglas to Hakkasan are all featured. The big news is that, the world’s leading fashion mecca, Harvey Nichols, is the anchor. Bringing with it the countless brands that have given Harvey Nics its sassy edge in the UK, there is no doubt that this will immediately become the fashion center of Istanbul. Beyond this, the overall experience and selection at Kanyon will set the standard for shopping not only in Turkey, but for the entire South European region.
Buyukdere Caddesi No 185 Levent - ISTANBUL
Tel: +90 (212) 353 53 00
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