Resolving the historic urban tissue by tracing the changes as a basis for its conservation : Samsun from 20th century until today

Yazıcı, Merve
This thesis identifies the causes and the process of the change of the historic city center of Samsun since the beginning of the 20th century by the role of the development and conservation activities. Because of rapid urban growth and the lack of conservation principles in city plans, most of the city centers have been subjected to growth-conservation contradiction. As a result of this, the historic city centers lose their unique characteristics and cultural heritage while they change rapidly. The city of Samsun became an important trade and transport center since the middle of the 19th century and significantly improved in economic, physical and cultural aspects. As the tobacco production has developed, tobacco factory has been founded and the port of Samsun has become the most important port of the Black Sea by the middle of the 19th century, the Non-Muslim traders began to settle in Samsun. Hence, Samsun became an important center of the Black Sea region with its commercial activities and multicultural social structure. However, after the middle of the 20th century, as a result of the rapid urban growth, Samsun started to lose its unique urban tissue and cultural heritage increasingly. Today the urban fabric of the city does not reflect its historical importance. The remaining cultural heritage of the city belonging to early 20th century is not legible within todaýs urban tissue. By identifying the change in urban tissue, the thesis aims to present the current situation of the cultural properties within todaýs urban fabric and prepare a basis for conservation.


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Citation Formats
M. Yazıcı, “Resolving the historic urban tissue by tracing the changes as a basis for its conservation : Samsun from 20th century until today,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2013.