Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Underwater World

The Aquarium at Forum Istanbul at Bayrampasa, Istanbul is a 7500 sqm fit out of a two storey underground space. The basic “cold shell” concrete walled space with attendant appropriate building services had been constructed by the landlord in accordance with Marinescape Performance Specifications and principle dimensions.

Istanbul, Turkey
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The Project took up to four years to be realised, however the Specialist Works Supply and Installation took only nine months to complete. The aquarium opened on the 24th of November 2009.

Marinescape Design undertook the complete design and management thereafter of all elements in the design prcess including: Acrylic panel implementation and specification (approximately 65 tones), Life Support Systems, Theming and Displays.

Turkuazoo, Turkey's first aquarium, opened its doors to visitors in October 2009. It is situated in Europe's largest shopping mall, Forum Istanbul Bayrampasa.

Turkuazoo Istanbul Underwater World is a Turkish subsidiary of Global Aquariums, a multi-national company specializing in investment and management of giant aquariums.

Before the end of its first year Turkuazoo welcomed tourists from countries like Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Bulgaria, Greece and Russia. In addition to historical places and the natural beauties of Istanbul, Turkuazoo has become one of its most important attractions.

Turkuazoo has hosted many top-level visitors from countries such as the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Turkey, Mr Mehmet Şimşek; President of Georgia, Mr Mihail Saakaşvili; Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzigova, Mustafa Muzeyinoviç; former President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Mr Rauf Denktaş; President; Prime Minister; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance of Macedonia; Mayors  of Albania; Montenegro; Bosnia and Herzigova; Kosovo; Moldavya; Bulgaria; Serbia; Romania; Croatia; Slovenia; Greece and Macedonia.

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