Istanbul wants to transform the ex-industrial gasworks of Gazhane into an efficient climate-neutral lab.

Istanbul is a member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and selected as one of the 112 Mission Cities by the European Commission, to be supported by the NetZeroCities and reach climate neutrality by 2030. The Gazhane area (former gas distribution plant), built in 1892 on the Asian side of the Bosporus, houses a museum, a venue for cultural events, and recreational opportunities for local people. The museum is already a site for the history of energy, making it the ideal location for the climate-neutral lab. The Gazhane PCED area will include former gasworks converted into a recreational park, as well as museums, workshops, and libraries. The buildings’ efficiency and architectural qualities are very poor. The neighbourhood once housed a former gasworks that supplied energy to the entire city, but now residents suffer from energy poverty.