Istanbul Modern Museum
İstanbul Modern was founded in 2004 as Türkiye’s first museum of modern and contemporary art. The new museum designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop replaces the original museum building at the same location, an old customs warehouse on the Bosphorus waterfront.
The new waterfront promenade, previously inaccessible to the public, gives visitors the opportunity to gaze across the water towards the Anatolian side, Princes’ Islands, and the Historical Peninsula from this unique viewpoint.
The design of the new building was inspired by the glittering waters and light reflections of the Bosphorus. A transparent ground floor strengthens the connection at this exceptional site between the waterfront and Tophane Park.