Hasanpaşa Gashouse, which had been providing the Kadıköy District and its surroundings for 130 years with gas, has finally opened as a cultural centre and a museum.
After seven years of hard work, Hasanpaşa Gazhanesi was brought to Istanbul and Kadıköy as a culture and art campus under the name Museum Gazhane. It is one of Turkey’s most important industrial cultural heritage and covers an area of 32,000 m². The space includes a climate and cartoon museum, a science centre, exhibition areas, theatres, libraries, game and activity areas, and other social areas.
It houses 6 exhibition/museum halls, 2 theatre/concert halls, performance studios, a library, an Istanbul Bookstore, 3 eating and drinking areas, workshops, co-working spaces and a parking garage.
Culture and art are a source of joy and hope in life. Spaces that bring together culture and art are some of the most valuable things that anyone can experience in order to have a creative future. With such projects (scientific, technical and meaningful) Istanbul, with these dimensions, gets the value it deserves and spaces that give opportunities to those creative people.
No such cultural areas existed on the Asian side until now. With the arrival of Hasanpaşa Gashouse, Istanbullites, tourists and expats have a new area to discover, socialize and create.