• Istanbul Community Market

  • 1415-BBO-IST.TR-2015
  • by Benoit Bourd

Community space

A new meeting point where culture, commerce and leisure are in the spotlight. This is not just a market but a place to meet people, share and exchange…a physical social media.

Time flexibility

A dynamic architecture which is able to change the internal layout in order to be adapted to the needs during the day, the week or the year (cinema, theater, market, festival, art trade…).

Urban acquisition

Parking turned into a meeting place, able to evolve according to the needs of the neighborhood.

Economic and sustainable

An economical and sustainable building which can evaluate.

Market food exchange – barter

The unsold food market can be exchanged or given, for the sake of ethical food consumption.


A new landmark for the city, that can be identified as a meeting point. An architecture based on the context with warm color walls, sail, arches…

Flexible space

Flexibility is an important characteristic from our age. The market place offered different flexible space which are able to be quickly changed in order to answer to the needs of people.

Trade, leisure and social place

There is different flexible and dynamic spaces in order to live 7/24. Leisure, culture, trade, social relationships are all the characteristics to create an active community.


architect: Benoit Bourd  |  client: Ctrl+Space Competition  |  status: Competition (2015)  |  clasification: honour mention  |  location: Istanbul, Turkey (41.0052363, 28.8717556)  |  climate: Mediterranean, Temperate  |  materials: brick, plastic  |  environments: Urban, Old town  |  visualizer: Studio  |  scale: 2.000 m2 medium  |  types: commercial, market  |  views: 7.374