Re-integrating the fragmented context: preservation and presentation of Side /

Güven Ulusoy, Feran Özge
Towns can be regarded as the existing physical witnesses of the superimposition of different periods. In their formation process, each civilization reshapes the urban form of the towns in relation to the remains of the previous periods. However, changing conditions and context in time cause changes in the physical form through transformations, additions and removals. This process are resulted with losing some components and consequently the integrity of the towns. Disintegration brings the fragmentation and components of the town become alienated from urban context. Therefore, the main concern of this thesis is the “fragmented” remains those lost their unity together with their meaning in urban context. Regarding this, Side and Selimiye village that faces the same problem is studied for this subject. Side is a town where traditional buildings of Crete Island immigrants from Ottoman Period and archaeological monuments, remains from Roman, Byzantine periods exist in current context physically together. However, they do not have relation not only with each other but also in the current context and became “fragmented”. Within this scope, the main aim of this thesis is re-integrating the fragmented remains those lost their identity in the current town and providing perceptibility in this physical context. In this regard, the study is handled in three main sections. In the first part, analysis and determinations about Side is presented. For this analysis process, the historical development of Side, the history of planning, the researches and current conditions are examined. In this scope, old maps, new-old aerial photos, new-old photos, base maps, master plans, excavations and projects are collected and studied. At the same time, written documents are benefitted with a comprehensive literature research. In the next part, the evaluations related to the analysis are produced. In the last part, a proposal for presentation and preservation principles with an integrated point of view on the basis of the conceptual framework are developed.


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Citation Formats
F. Ö. Güven Ulusoy, “Re-integrating the fragmented context: preservation and presentation of Side /,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2014.