Regeneration problem of the Maltepe gas and electric factory landscape within the context of conserving the industrial archaeological heritage

Severcan, Yücel Can
For long, industrial archaeological buildings were perceived as unaesthetic objects abandoned at the core of cities, inhibiting spatial and economic development. Much of the industrial heritage were demolished under the أmodernizationؤ discourses of the governments, and as the effects of urbanization and globalization movements. However, especially after the mid-20th century, the issue of conserving the industrial heritage, which was initiated as a disciplinary movement, caused to a change of the mentality in developed societies, which aimed the demolishment of these buildings. In these societies many developments occurred for conserving the industrial heritage. Today, many nations perceive this heritage as a tool of social, spatial and economic development of cities. On the other hand, Maltepe Gas and Electric Factory, which was listed in 1991, still cannot be regenerated since this date. The main aim of this thesis is to clarify the problems that lie behind the conservation problem of Maltepe Gas and Electric Factory landscape, and to propose solutions for the regeneration of the site. The thesis, also aims to put forth the industrial archaeological history of Ankara, to emphasize the significance of this industrial complex. In doing so, after designationg the industrialization history of the city, industrial-spatial evolution of the Maltepe Gas and Electric Factory had been discussed. Then, after clarifying the problems that threaten the regeneration of the landscape, solutions were seeked from the experiences of post-industrial countries. At the end of the thesis, based on the local context, a solution is proposed for the regeneration of the landscape in the framework of conserving the industrial archaeological heritage.


Rereading urban form in tehran since the 1920s in the case of valiasr street
Raassi, Nikou; Sargın, Güven Arif; Department of Architecture (2011)
As part of an urban analysis of Tehran, the major question is how and to what extent an urban space (Valiasr Street and its surroundings) manifests urban developments in each epoch in its processes of production. Considering Valiasr Street as the urban backbone of the city, according to its extension and qualities of its surroundings, and by looking at the urban forms regarding this extension, this study will explore the nature of urban transformation under political circumstances and understand each period...
Gentrification in Fener Balat neighborhoods: the role of involved actors
Eken, Tuğçe; Ataöv Demirkan, Anlı; Department of City and Regional Planning (2010)
Gentrification emerged as a middle-class interest in renovating houses in old city cores. The process changed in parallel with the economic and political restructuring during the last decade. In this period, urban regeneration became an urban strategy used by the local governments as well as a mask for gentrification. It aimed at restructuring the urban land in line with the preferences of wealthier groups rather than the social needs of existing residents. The governments intend to remove poor images of ci...
An analysis on the transformation of urban identity : case study of Bodrum
Arbak (Erdem), A. Şebnem; Kayasü, Serap; Urban Design in City and Regional Planning Department (2005)
Urban identity can be defined as the intuition of the user, concerning the unique appearance of a city, which unifies environmental, historical, sociocultural, functional, and spatial values in urban space. In that sense, whether negative or positive, the impacts of the urban developments and differentiations, on physical environment and the user, cause to differ the impression about the urban space and the identity features. Bodrum town started lose its spatial, architectural, socio-cultural, functional, l...
Urban transformation process: Ulus historcial city center planning project
Osmançavuşoğlu, Atanur; Günay, Baykan; Department of City and Regional Planning (2006)
This thesis, firstly, examines the main characteristics of comprehensive and strategic spatial planning and by comparing both planning understandings indicates that strategic spatial planning is thought as more suitable to the demands of both developing and developed countries in the contemporary era. Then, the main argument of the thesis is presented as Ulus Historical Center Conservation and Improvement Plan is an example of a strategic plan prepared for the purposes of conservation (development). In conf...
Evaluation of sustainability performance of urban regeneration projects: the case of the north entrance of Ankara urban regeneration proect
Korkmaz, Cansu; Balaban, Osman; Department of City and Regional Planning (2015)
Since the 1980s, many urban regeneration projects have been implemented in different kinds of urban areas, such as city centers, housing areas, old-industrial and harbor sites, historical heritage sites. During the last two decades, following the growing attention on urban sustainability, the link between sustainable development and urban regeneration has been strengthened. Urban regeneration projects are attempted to be integrated with social, economic and physical principles of sustainable development. Al...
Citation Formats
Y. C. Severcan, “Regeneration problem of the Maltepe gas and electric factory landscape within the context of conserving the industrial archaeological heritage,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.