Since 1957 Turgut Cansever starts working on the Istanbul Master Plan with Luigi Piccinato, criticizing the previous Prost plan for the city. Together with Piccinato, Cansever plans the development of several satellite cities to enable the distribution of services and population on the territory, preserving the historic peninsula from the construction of imposing traffic routes, which were instead proposed, and partly implemented, by the Prost plan. According to Cansever, the reference for the future layout of the city, in anticipation of population growth, lies in the past, precisely in the Ottoman cities, and follows a polycentric urban model. In the same context, the gentrification proposals for some historical settlements are relevant. For Cansever indeed, the theme of conservation includes not only the preservation of architectural heritage, but also the rebuilding of social and cultural relational patterns that have been lost, through the reconstruction of the city's architecture.

Turgut Cansever in Istanbul. Identity and utopia of urban design

Eliana Martinelli
2018-01-01

Abstract

Since 1957 Turgut Cansever starts working on the Istanbul Master Plan with Luigi Piccinato, criticizing the previous Prost plan for the city. Together with Piccinato, Cansever plans the development of several satellite cities to enable the distribution of services and population on the territory, preserving the historic peninsula from the construction of imposing traffic routes, which were instead proposed, and partly implemented, by the Prost plan. According to Cansever, the reference for the future layout of the city, in anticipation of population growth, lies in the past, precisely in the Ottoman cities, and follows a polycentric urban model. In the same context, the gentrification proposals for some historical settlements are relevant. For Cansever indeed, the theme of conservation includes not only the preservation of architectural heritage, but also the rebuilding of social and cultural relational patterns that have been lost, through the reconstruction of the city's architecture.
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