By making the vehicle traffic in front of Mithatpaşa Park underground, 71 bin 500 makes the square meter area one of the city's biggest squares.
The giant square created by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality on Mustafa Kemal Beach Boulevard in order to strengthen the relationship of the citizens with the sea and to revive the Gulf's coastline will be opened on Sunday, February 17, at 15.30 with the participation of the Chairman of the Republican People's Party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. Within the framework of the unanimous decision taken at the meeting of the Metropolitan Municipality Council in August 2016, this new square of İzmir, called "July 15 Democracy Martyrs", will be the new attraction center of the city as it is both the intersection point of the specially designed fittings and the tram and ferry.
Add aesthetic value
In order to ease the traffic of Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard and bring a breath of fresh air to the region, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which took the traffic in front of Mithatpaşa Park underground, turned this new vehicle underpass into a giant square that suits İzmir.
The 71 square meter square in front of Mithatpaşa Park consists of a children's playground, a show area that can be used as a stage, a water playground, recreation areas, bicycle and pedestrian paths, specially designed urban equipment, automatic toilets and event areas. The monument sculpture work of artist Günnur Özsoy gives a different atmosphere to the square where the Quarantine Ferry Pier is located and the Konak Tram passes.
With its green texture, different landscaping practices and play groups, this new square will bring aesthetically important value to the region, bringing the people of Izmir to the coastline of 1200. In addition, thanks to the new arrangement, the historical texture remaining on the land side of Mithatpaşa Park became more visible and perceived. 16 thousand 500 square meters in the square was created green space. 8 was planted as a thousand square meter section grass area, the remaining area 378 pieces tree and 62 thousand pieces shrub group plant planted.
“Pebble” monument sculpture
The monument in the square was selected from the 8 project. In the selection of Günnur Özsoy's work ülen starting from a single piece and continuing to become more frequent and reminding of the pebble stones on the beach s, elements of the pebbles piled up in the life stand up and become a whole together and recall the people standing shoulder to shoulder. White color was chosen in terms of representing an entire nation in the sculpture, where the polyester material, which is easy to repair, lightweight and resistant to external conditions, was used. The 23 sculpture, placed in the water pool, also emits freedom energy by recalling the boats' sails and bird wings.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, to strengthen the sea transportation in the region to the shore pier and boat docking place also made. Aiming to benefit more from the Gulf in urban transportation, Büyükşehir launched the Quarantine Boat Port in December.
Tram and ferryboat
Republican People's Party Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu, together with the Metropolitan Municipality officials who called the opening for the opening at 17:15.30 on Sunday, February XNUMX, stated that it would be preferable to prefer tram and ferry services instead of private vehicles to come to the ceremony. .