Istinye Park Shopping Mall
Istinye Park is officially opened in 19 October 2007 at Maslak/Istanbul. Prime minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President of Syria Bashar al-Assad joined the opening ceremony of Istinye Park. The Mall is constructed by Dogus Group and Orjin Group cooperation. Istinye Park Mall is built on 130.000 square meters land and the surface area is 264.000 square meters. There are 300 different shops, 12 cinemas and a hypermarket located in Istinye Park Shopping Mall.
Istinye Park is completed with 270 million $ of investment. Parking is available for 4000 cars on four different levels.
There are 64 escalators and 12 movie theaters working in mall. There are 5000 people employed in Istinye Park Mall.
The shopping center features both closed and open-air sections. Open-air section offers street-shopping like experience to visitors.
Istinye Park is designed by DDG group. DG is served as the master Istinye Park architect, creating in Istanbul, Turkey a vibrant new retail and entertainment destination situated above a natural topographical “amphitheater” of master-planned mid-rise residential neighborhoods. The Istinye Parkarchitecture consists of three conceptually and architecturally distinct elements – a grand central entertainment rotunda, an open-air lifestyle center and a glass-roofed indoor retail area – combined into one multifaceted omnicenter.
Master-planned on over 13 hectares, Istinye Park encompasses roughly 82,000 square meters of retail, restaurants and entertainment venues serviced by four levels of sub-grade parking – nearly 4,000 spaces – with available valet service. Istinye Park offers something truly special: a spectacular array of retail and entertainment possibilities in a unique urban lifestyle environment — Istanbul’s first true contemporary gathering space.
Istinye Park consists of three conceptually and architecturally distinct elements – a grand central entertainment rotunda, an open-air lifestyle center and a 3-level glass-roofed indoor retail area. Supported by a central exterior mast and suspension cables, a 100-meter-diameter hard-shell canopy encloses the Grand Rotunda, a dramatic arena-like space beneath the scalloped, segmented roof structure. LED screens, choreographed and sound lightshows and classic materials of marble, terrazzo and stone accented by glass and water come together to fashion the contemporary interpretation of a traditional Turkish market.
There are three distinct sections present in the building:
- The Grand Rotunda is a central entertainment space, consisting of a four level arena-like space beneath a scalloped/segmented shell. It is supported by a central exterior mast over 3 panoramic elevators. The 75-meter-diameter hard-shell canopy encloses a 9 m diameter vertically moving stage. The Rotunda also features kinetic water sculptures animated with lights and music.
- The Lifestyle Center is an open air town square incorporating a green central park and Fashion District- the glass roofed indoor retail area.
- The Bazaar area is distinguished from the rest of the center with its historical Turkish styling- each facade has been inspired by Turkish architecture and history.
Granted with many international awards, the Mall has around 300 stores, 270.000 m2 construction area, 87.000 m2 store area, 3600 parking slots and a wide range of brands. On the other hand, the neighborhoods and shopkeepers around the Shopping Mall are under constant threat of demolishment due to urban transformation. It is a microcosm of the socio-spatial segregation and sterile spaces in the new global urban order that is shaped by the consumption and consumption values. The spaces are segregated floor by floor based on income groups where the groups walk around, eat, shop without seeing each other and even have separate entrance doors.
Services and Attractions
- Funtime, the kids’ entertainment center is around 1,500 sqm.
- Hillside Sports and Leisure Club.
- The cinema has 12 screens, one of which is an IMAX 3D screen.
- Golf Carts
- Wheel Chair and Stroller Services
- Services for families with children
- Wedding List
- Tax Refund
- Valet Parking
Shops inside Istinye Park
- DKNY Jeans
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Bottega Venetta
- Louis Vuitton
- Calvin Klein
- Hugo Boss
- Massimo Dutti
- Pierre Cardin
- Polo Garage
- Viktoria’a Secret
- Ralph Lauren
How to Get There?
You can visit Istinye Park everyday from 10.00 to 22.00
Bus: City buses number 25i, 29B, 29P, 29Ş, 40B, 41C, 42 provides access to the center.
Minibus: İstinye-Beşiktaş, Tarabya-Beşiktaş.
Metro: You can use free service buses from Oto Sanayi and ITU metro stop, between 12.00 – 14.00