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İskele Design Platform is a public area that allows gathering, learning and producing with interdiciplinary design approaches. It aims to sensitize society to value added of design and creates awaraness about this subjuct. It makes design accessible to everyone, thanks to its comprehensive program of events and libraries that make the economic and social impact of the design visible. Talks, screenings, workshops and trainings are organized in İskele to interact with professionals and students, to stimulate imagination and diversify their perspective.

Kuzguncuk Pier

Historical Kuzguncuk Pier which hosts, Turkey Design Council, was designed by architect Ali Talat Bey. The first pier was built in the late 19th or early 20th century by the Şirket-i Hayriye. It was damaged during a fire in 1865 or 1866. The berthing area of the two-storey and masonry pier is wood. Today, it continues its function as a pier.

Design Library

Turkey Design Council aims to improve the design awareness and conduct activities in this direction. We established a "design library" in Kuzguncuk. In this library, we aim to have the resources that students and all designers who are trained in design can benefit from, and bring young people and children to design at an earlier age, and create interest and excitement in them.

All kinds of books, periodicals, printed materials and donations to be used in our library will make a valuable contribution to the establishment of Kuzguncuk Design Library and the development of design awareness in our country. We can come and receive the books and publications you want to donate, so you can contact us on our council phone.


İskele is a platform open to anyone interested in design. Let’s share your event ideas with us to work, produce and come together in İskele!

Organize an Event

Kuzguncuk Mahallesi, Kuzguncuk Çarşı Cd. No: 9-11/2 34674 Üsküdar, İstanbul

Co-Working Space and Library Mon. - Sat. / 10.00 - 18.00