Darzana - Two Arsenals aone Vessel


Darzana is a term that refers to the common origin of the Turkish word tersane and the Italian word arsenale, both meaning "shipyard." It also denotes a "frank" architecture of the maritime reality of port cities and naval architecture, bridging the diverse building cultures of the Mediterranean. The Ottoman Empire's arsenal in Istanbul, now in a state of neglect, is a potential battleground for various urban actors. A ship will be dismantled in the abandoned arsenal and transported to Venice, symbolizing a common heritage and promoting reconciliation between past and present frontiers.

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