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A fresh take on the fish market.

The city-centre fish market may be a dying breed, but here in Istanbul, it jerks back to life with this new building in the Besiktas district by Turkish firm Global Architectural Development (GAD). The triangular site is enclosed by a steel-framed structure that arcs down into three tapering support to create a column-free space. With a 1970s vibe inside and out, display counters are lined with gaudy mosaics and a multitude of light bulbs hand from red cables. A soft glow illuminates the piscatorial produce lusciously arrayed on steel salvers crafted by local artisans. Beats the chill cabinet any day.

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Author:Slessor, Catherine
Publication:The Architectural Review
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:7TURK
Date:May 1, 2009
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