The factory area, the subject of the project, was built in 1955 and has been abandoned today after long years of operation. The factory land located between two SEKA park areas allows a narrow passage between the two areas. Although this narrow passage provides a physical connection, the area is a psychological barrier between two parks. This situation was reflected in the design of the two parks and the wide recreation areas were ended with a hill while approaching the Mannesman factory.
With the project, the Mannesman factory was transformed into a public cultural space, and these two peaks were connected to each other, resulting in a larger public space, merging two parks. With the re-functioning of the Mannesman factory, the entire coast has been re-programmed. Today, with new cultural park missing part has been added to the coastal band, which mainly includes outdoor and indoor activities.
© Egemen Karakaya