“Piyalepaşa Istanbul” is the leading force behind the transformation story of Piyalepaşa, one of the oldest and once most attractive neighborhoods of Istanbul. Piyalepaşa neighborhood is named after an Ottoman admiral-in-chief; its mosque with fine tiles from the Ottoman period and its convenience for sea traffic has made it one of the most important hubs of Ottomans for many years. In the Republic era, the neighborhood was subject to a quick shift from what it used to be and lost its original identity in the second half of the 20th century.
Piyalepaşa, hosting a long forgotten richness of history in the heart of the city has long waited its patron for renovation. Piyalepaşa Real Estate Company, backed with the brand power of Polat as well as its vision and mission, focused its concentration on the neighborhood to deliver the 60 years old company’s signature under the “Piyalepaşa Istanbul” project.
“Piyalepaşa Istanbul” is the largest urban transformation project designed and operated by a Turkish private company. The project design covers, houses, residences, offices, hotels and an open-air shopping street on an area of 82 thousand square meters. While the culturally rich history of Piyalepaşa district is planned to be reflected as a part of the modern city life, “Piyalepaşa Istanbul” project is human, environment and history friendly and attunes with the neighborhood concept with respect to the residents of its neighborhood.
The project is designed to introduce the old spirit of neighborhoods with groceries, simit stalls, fruit sellers, coffee shops with Istanbulites’ longing for peaceful simplicity. The architectural design of the project, which is probably the only original living space where the old spirit of neighborhoods will come alive with investments already made by top brands, is delivered by İki Design Group.
“Piyalepaşa Istanbul” bears reminiscence to Seljuki and Ottoman architectures. It offers a new living space without changing the city’s and the neighborhood’s silhouettes with its stepped facades, large eaves, bay windows, pools, and inner courts.
Polat has been providing added value to the surrounding neighborhoods of all of its projects it has completed over the half century by putting the social benefit of the neighborhood on the first line of its priorities. In the same direction, Piyalepaşa Real Estate Company also aims at creating a modern and safe living space, pioneering not only a spatial but also a social, cultural and economic transformation.