Designing a new architectural program: the norms and attributes of regional airports; Kütahya-Afyonkarahisar-Uşak

Apaydın, Aslı
Today’s dynamics - the globalization process, economic growth together with late-capitalism, the number of population living in cities and improvements in technology, communication and electronic media - have changed the course of air transportation. As the demand for aviation has increased, the policy of “regional air transportation system” has begun to be extensive through the world in order to provide an integrated and sustainable air transport system. As for Turkey, together with deregulation of air transportation system in 2003, the government has started the “Project of Regional Air Transport”. In this respect, some new regional airports are put on the agenda, which required contemporary norms and attributes of regional airport terminals. When regional airport terminals are examined, it is observed that they have typologies, all abstracted from their time-space frameworks. But, today’s dynamic architecture attempts to alter this psyche of typology in order to create dynamic and indeterminate spaces in relation to instable transformations in contemporary cities. However, through the restructuring process, in relation to the city context, the static and determinate architecture of regional airport terminal can be challenged. Namely, an architectural program can be utilized as a tool for creating a dynamic architecture. In this respect, by designing a new architectural program for Kütahya-Afyonkarahisar-Uşak Regional Airport Terminal, which is on the agenda of the government, this study firstly, examines the norms and attributes of regional airports and secondly investigates how the architectural program of regional airport terminals should be designed according to the needs of contemporary cities in the 21st century.


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Citation Formats
A. Apaydın, “ Designing a new architectural program: the norms and attributes of regional airports; Kütahya-Afyonkarahisar-Uşak ,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2007.