Winning proposal of a national competition featured the boat gallery as the climax of the entire complex, openning it up to the Bosphorus through a fractal interface. Given the fact that the collection is permanent and unchangeable, the design resembles a ‘glove’ perfectly fitting. Alluding to certain qualities of arsenal hangars, the space proposed is typologically a hybrid one.
First of all, it is a single space, where the long and slender sultan boats stand side by side facing the sea, providing the opportunity to perceive the collection in an impressive ensemble at a glance. Secondly, it is a compartmented space, subdivided into narrow bands each reserved for a boat. The seemingly two paradoxical aspects are brought together to co-exist in a single spacial experience. Such a feeling is enhanced by the design of structure.