The new IMM administration opened the historic Hasanpaşa Gazhanesi, which was tendered by the old administration in 2014 and pledged to complete it in 2019, under the name “Museum Gazhane” after about a year and a half of work. . Speaking at the opening of the Gazhane Museum, which is a candidate to become one of the new symbols of Istanbul, EBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu said: “We have started the restoration works at Yedikule Gashane, which shares the same fate with this place and is in slow motion, and that there is also a very precious culture and art. I want to give good news to the people of Istanbul that we are going to bring together the museum area and the museum area. “
One of the most important industrial cultural heritage of Turkey Kad heritageköy The historic Hasanpaşa Gazhanesi in Istanbul became one of the four gas houses that were established in Istanbul in the 1800s. For 4 years Kadıköy The restoration dossier prepared by ITU between 32 and 1998 regarding the 2001 thousand square meter Hasanpasa gas house which supplies gas to and around the city was approved by the Conservation Council in 2014. The approved project was submitted by the former municipality Istanbul Metropolitan Area (IMM) on January 8, 2014. The works, which started on March 7, 2014, are expected to be completed in 2019. However, the studies could not be completed on time for various reasons. The new administration of the İBB under Ekrem İmamoğlu gave special importance to Hasanpaşa Gazhanesi upon taking office. After a period of approximately 7 years, IMM brought Hasanpaşa Gazhanesi to the people of Istanbul under the name “Museum Gazhane”.
START OF CULTURE-ART ACTIVITIES
The Gazhane Museum, candidate to be one of the emblematic districts of Istanbul, was inaugurated by the President of the İBB, Ekrem İmamoğlu. Within its structure; The opening of the Gazhane Museum, which houses 6 exhibition / museum rooms, 2 theaters / concert halls, performance studios, a library, an Istanbul bookstore, 3 catering areas, workshops, co -working and closed parking, hosted colorful events. In İmamoğlu during the opening, the mayor of Kadıköy Şerdil Dara Odabaşı and the mayor of Kartal Gökhan Yüksel accompanied him. Imamoglu and the accompanying delegation made a short tour of Istanbul’s new landmark before the opening. Prior to the opening, a live audiovisual choir was performed in collaboration with the OrchestraBB City Orchestra and the “Chromas Chorus (Başak Doğan), Amir Ahmedoğlu and Tolga Böyük” produced and created by Lalin Akalan. Blending traditional chorus with technology, the performance presented the audience with a spectacle of intertwined sounds and colors, accompanied by minimal visuals that were encoded and projected onto the giant LED screen, reminiscent of the colors of sunrise and sunset. from Istanbul. The performance, which revealed the contribution of collective production and technology to traditional arts, highlighted the forgotten values of the individualized world.
POLAT: “WE TRIED TO PRODUCE A CULTURE-ARTS BASIN”
Upon opening due to the pandemic, respectively; Mahir Polat, Deputy Secretary General of IMM, Mayor of Kadıköy Odabaşı and President of İBB İmamoğlu delivered speeches. Polat, who gave the first speech, spoke about the historical process of the Gazhane Museum and explained in detail the phases of the project. Stating that they brought the social phase of the project to a completely different point with a year and a half of work, Polat said: “We have tried to produce a cultural and artistic pool in Hasanpaşa. Of course, it was quite a difficult task. Because, with the needs of the neighborhood, the feelings of the people who came before it, the resentments here and other stages, Hasanpaşa was a project that oscillated between being a good open public space and being a mediocre space. From that day, with the vision and support of the new municipality and all the field work to be developed on the right to the city, in particular the realization of a civil space, we have made great progress in the realization speed of this ground, as well as the importance that our very precious President Ekrem İmamoğlu has given here from day one. ” mentionned.
ODABAŞI: “A GRACE IS OVER”
The mayor of Kadıköy Odabaşı added: “Today, a nostalgia ends. Here today, with Gazhane Kadıköy, the people of Istanbul embrace Gazhane. A struggle that has lasted for about 30 years today; It is crowned with the victory of those who resist, produce, believe in science and art. Here is today Kadıköy We add a new one to the values that make. Specifically, we update the memory and put it back in our directory. Gazhane Kadıköy Emphasizing its importance for the Turkish economy, Odabaşı said: “Gazhane is both our historical and social memory. unused since 1993 but Kadıköy is a huge memory that lü has a constant relationship with and keeps in mind. It is a witness of an era with its function and its architecture. Gazhane is the fire and light of this approximately 100 year old region, ”he said.
THANKS FROM ODABAŞI TO İMAMOĞLU
Odabaşı pointed out that there was a radical change of mentality in the metropolitan municipality after the June 23 elections. The joint work of Kadıköy and IMM which changed the face of the neighborhood. Odabaşı, who thanked İBB President İmamoğlu for the change of mindset, said:
“Our struggle was against the mentality that occupied its own people for years and did not make a difference. At the end of this magnificent shift in mentality, there is a metropolitan mayor who has killed what is not now and continues on his way with the slogan of serving 16 million people. There is a hardworking team that deserves applause. in two years Kadıköyour contribution to; for your anger at the attacks on urban aesthetics; for your courage against the enemies of this ancient city; for your resilience in a brotherly struggle for life; for your justice, which you share with us in all circumstances; Most importantly, thank you for being president of 16 million. Everything is going well”
İMAMOĞLU: “GAZHANE WILL BE A LIGHT FOR ART AND SCIENCE FROM NOW”
Speaking after Odabaşı, İmamoğlu said: “We feel the pleasure and the pride to integrate this beautiful beginning of our industrial heritage of 130 years, the Gazhane Museum, in the cultural and artistic life. Hasanpaşa Gazhanesi, who has given energy and light to Istanbul for years, will now be a light for culture, art and science. The possibilities and experiences offered by the Gazhane Museum, which will illuminate life, in this magnificent historical atmosphere ”. Emphasizing that he believes that the Gazhane Museum will become the center of social life, İmamoğlu thanked the scientists who contributed to the process. Saying “I would like to thank our late Professor Afife Batur, the faculty members of the Faculty of Architecture of ITU Gülsün Tanyeli, Yıldız Salman, Deniz Aslan, Sevim Aslan and Gazhane Environmental Volunteers”, mamoğlu added that the Batur’s name was placed in the library of the complex. announced that it was given.
HE DID NOT FORGET THE TOPBA DATEŞ
Emphasizing that precious struggles have been waged during the transformation process of Gazhane, İmamoğlu did not forget the late Kadir Topbaş, the former president of the İBB who initiated the project. Saying: “I would like to thank the late Topbaş for initiating this process,” said mamoğlu, “When we took office later, we quickly overcame the budget and production balance issues of this period, including the Rude construction had been completed to a large extent and frankly we found the process uncertain, ”said mamoğlu. We have accelerated the work. And with a really valuable new vision and planning, we have transformed Hasanpaşa Gazhanesi into the cultural, artistic and scientific campus that you see today.
“WE WILL BRING CONTEMPORARY ZONES WITH THE PREMISES OF ISTANBUL”
Sharing details of the units that will be located on campus, mamoğlu said, “We are also inspired by some very successful centers in different parts of the world. We will enrich and develop our activities, in particular by collaborating with the precious artists and designers of the world and of our country. I would like to announce to all Istanbulians that this 32 thousand square meter campus, which allows working together with different disciplines, will become a new artistic center. I would like to give another good news: I would like to announce the good news to the people of Istanbul that we have started the restoration works in Yedikule Gazhanesi, which shares the same fate with this place and is in slow motion, and that we will reunite you, you and the Istanbulites, with a very precious cultural and artistic area, a museum area. In addition to these projects, we will bring together the people of Istanbul by creating spaces of contemporary culture and art in the shipyard of Haliç, Feshane, Bulgur Palas, of which we have taken possession, and the Basilica Cistern, of which we are about to complete the restoration, taking into account the needs of the day.
THE VISUAL FESTIVAL WAS LIVE
Saying: “We know and still believe that culture and art are a source of joy and hope in life,” said mamoğlu, “We are aware that meeting culture and art is one of the most precious things our children need to have a creative future in this beautiful city. With this dimension, no one should doubt that we will present a very scientific, technical and meaningful process to the Istanbulites so that Istanbul gets the value it deserves and spaces that provide opportunities for these creative people. After the speeches, the light show created a visual feast in the sky of Istanbul.
THE GAZHANE MUSEUM IS WAITING FOR ITS GUESTS
Operating concession A subsidiary of IMM Kültür A .. The industrial heritage which has been taken over by the company will be transformed into a cultural and artistic center with the great efforts of the local population and academia and will continue its path as a Gazhane Museum. Museum Gazhane aims to create universal value by focusing on local industrial heritage and cultural values. In this context, it draws inspiration from dozens of cultural and artistic centers in different parts of the world. The Gazhane Museum is preparing to meet both Istanbulites and guests from different parts of the world with projects and events that identify with Istanbul and have a universal vision for the coming period. Museum Gazhane’s social media accounts are as follows: