Ekrem İmamoğlu opened the Museum Gazhane

The historical building, which was restored in accordance with its original form, was put into service with the participation of İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu, Kadıköy Mayor Şerdil Dara Odabaşı and Kartal Mayor Gökhan Yüksel, as well as art lovers.

Speaking at the ceremony that opened with the concert of the Istanbul City Orchestra, İmamoğlu expressed his happiness for adding 130 years of industrial heritage to the culture and arts life, and said, “Hassanpaşa Gazhanesi, which has given energy and light to Istanbul for years, will now be a light for culture, art and science. ” said

Stating that they will constantly organize immersive programs at the museum, İmamoğlu said, “I believe that the Museum Gazhane will become the center of social life in all of Istanbul with the experiences it offers in this magnificent historical atmosphere.” he said.

İmamoğlu thanked the late former Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş, who started the project, the rough construction of which was completed when he took office, and stated that with a new vision, they turned Hasanpaşa Gazhane into today’s culture, art and science campus.

Expressing that Yedikule Gazhanesi will also participate in the cultural and artistic life, İmamoğlu said:

“We always know and feel that culture and art are a source of joy and hope in life. We are aware that meeting culture and art is one of the most valuable things that our children need in order to have a creative future in this beautiful city. With this dimension, Istanbul deserves it. No one should have any doubt that we will present a very scientific, technical and meaningful process to Istanbulites so that they can find value and spaces that provide opportunities for those creative people.”

Hasanpaşa Gazhanesi and Museum Gazhane

Hasanpaşa Gazhanesi, one of the important examples of the Ottoman industrial heritage, was opened in 1891 to meet the gas needs of the Anatolian Side. In 1993, when natural gas started to be used in Istanbul, it ceased production and was left idle.

In its 130-year industrial heritage covering an area of ​​31,500 square meters in total; climate and cartoon museum, science center, exhibition areas, theaters, libraries, game and activity area and other social areas.


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