Man-made islands create a calm marina at the heart of the Pearl of Istanbul
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Forum Studio’s Pearl of Istanbul has earned the firm two design awards to date, and nobody will be surprised if it scores a few more. The mixed use development planned for Turkey’s bustling cultural center includes a series of glittering skyscrapers and a marina composed of man-made islands. The Pearl is meant to represent Istanbul’s progress and its “rebirth as a global destination,” according to the architects. Forum Studio designed the Pearl of Istanbul to encompass a whopping...