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Aerial drone photo of 500+ year old Goldenhorn Shipyard in Istanbul

Reuse of abandoned industrial architectural heritage

LocationIstanbul, Turkey
StudioMurat Germen Studio
PhotographerMurat Germen

I collaborated with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality on this project. They wanted me to document 6 abandoned industrial buildings they owned and wanted to transform into public buildings for reuse with various functions like museums, cultural centers, recreational centers, research centers, etc. The photo set will be used to open a solo show in 2021 when the pandemic conditions allow visits. I personally value industrial architectural heritage very much and even did a solo show in year 2005 on this topic. In the set I submitted as an entry I included two of these six industrial buildings.