Taxim Nightpark

Istanbul, 1990

The decaying frame of a derelict textile factory was the unlikely location for what would be the largest nightclub in Istanbul. The design makes use of the building as an empty stage for a variety of narrative ‘scenes’ appropriate to each of the principle spaces making up the club. The main dance area engages the narrative of the airport; the floor is laced with runway markings while aircraft wings rotate slowly above the crowd. The adjacent bar and restaurant make a complimentary but distinct connection: to the city itself. A giant leather sofa undulates between the tables.