BALTIMORE, MD — On the heels of its work on the iconic Akasya mixed-use development and the dynamic, 3.8 million s/f Mall of Istanbul, U.S.-based design, planning, architecture, interiors, and graphics firm DDG has begun work on four new mixed-use projects in Istanbul, Turkey: Atmaca Bahcesehir; Ronesans; Marmara Anatolium; and GOPAS.“DDG is very excited to continue our presence in Istanbul, and to be expanding both the scope of services we offer and our presence in the region,” said DDG Chairman and CEO Ahsin Rasheed.According to Rasheed, DDG will provide comprehensive design services – including master planning and concept design, schematic design and design development services for building architecture, signage and graphics, branding and identity, and landscape design for the Atmaca Bahcesehir mixed-use development.DDG will also perform document design review of architect-of-record work and provide frequent site visits during the construction phases of the project. Situated at an extremely strategic location in Istanbul, Atmaca Bahcsehir will have a buildable area of 54,932.5 square meters (nearly 600,000 s/f), featuring retail and residential space and parking. DDG’s second project in the area, the Ronesans mixed-use urban commercial project in Maltepe in the Kartal area of Istanbul will feature three levels of retail space and associated office and residential towers. DDG’s scope of work will include the interior design of the 20,500-square-meter (approximately 220,000 s/f) shopping center and adjacent outdoor restaurant area through concept, schematic, and design development phases of work. DDG will provide signage and graphics services, and oversee landscape design, signage and graphics work for the entire project.DDG will also provide comprehensive design services starting with pre-design, concept design, schematic design, and design development for building architecture – for the Marmara Anatolium mixed-use development, also in the Kartal area of Istanbul. In addition, DDG will review the architect of record’s document design and handle site visits during the construction phases of the project, which is expected to include a shopping center, offices, and a 25,000-square-meter (269,100 s/f) IKEA .Finally, DDG will create a new lifestyle center, including residential and retail areas for the 285,000-square-meter (3 million s/f) GOPAS mixed-use development. DDG’s work for GOPAS will encompass master planning, concept design, schematic design, design development, and signage and graphics. GOPAS will be constructed in five phases.