Re-construction of ghost buildings: taksim artillery barracks /

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This thesis is a critical assessment of the re-construction project of Taksim Artillery Barracks in the place of Taksim Gezi Park. In the meantime, it is an attempt to discuss the tendency of re-construction in architecture in relation to the “ghosts” in architectural discourse. In the scope of the thesis, the stimulation behind the resurrections of the “ghost” of the barracks and other “ghost buildings” are examined within three themes; “ghosts” in architectural discourse, “ghost building” as the haunted re-constructions, and the case study: Taksim Artillery Barracks; current controversial “ghost building” project in Turkey. Thus, the “ghosts” in architecture are revealed, while the re-constructions and the replica project of the Barracks are studied within the framework of the “ghost building” concept. Several “ghost building” examples from Turkey and all around the world are grouped and analyzed into different categories. The researches on diverse cases demonstrate the process of a building to transform into a “ghost building”, and expose the “ghosts” behind their re-constructions. Likewise, Taksim Artillery Barracks is studied in the context of its urban setting along with its “ghosts” which have impact on its “resurrection” process. Besides, the replica project of the barracks is discussed in comparison to other examples as the conclusion of the study.


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Citation Formats
B. Kırbaş, “Re-construction of ghost buildings: taksim artillery barracks /,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2014.