GAD has since its foundation been focused on architecture for public space. One of GAD’s first projects was the Kadikoy Public Park Facilities from 1997 that included a public restroom with hygiene and operational issues as priorities for the dense urban hub of Kadikoy in Istanbul. The interest in public hygiene and public space has continued since then and become an even more important concern in architecture in the post-Covid world. GAD’s Besiktas Fish Market from 2009 is a key project in this regard representing a case study of the priorities of hygiene, air and water in cities. GAD’s design shows how contemporary architecture can be instrumental in improving airflow, surface cleanliness as strategies to improve living conditions for urban life.