The Yalikavak Palmarina is a pre-existing harbour in Turkey that has recently been expanded by Emre Arolat Architects. The firm plans to build up the area in various stages, with the first one already being complete.
For this initial section, an island has been extended from the harbour to allow people with yachts to park their boats, then enjoy the restaurants and shopping close-by. One of the goals of this part of the project was to have the buildings reflect the region. From one angle the addition blends in seamlessly with the surroundings, taking on a sandy brown color that's indistinguishable from the area.
Although the project is still in progress, this first section to be completed is sure to gain attraction, which will in turn boost tourism even more in the area.
Photo Credits: designboom, emrearolat