by Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer

In July 2005, one of the leading forums for international architecture – the 22nd World Congress of Architecture – was held in Istanbul under the motto ‘Grand bazaar of architectureS’.

The central theme of the congress was the utopian idea of a pluralistic world in which cultural differences are not a source of animosity and atrocities, but a resource to help people find a way to live together in harmony.


Topkapi Street Market

Building the new Topkapı interchange outside the Byzantine city walls