Conservation and revitalization proposals for Eskişehir sugar factory social facilities area /

Yıldız, Merve
According to the development policies of newly established Republic of Turkey, industrialization was seen as a priority target. Besides, according to the government industrialization was an item on the path to modernization, which Mustafa Kemal and his supporters were having strong desire to achieve. Here, architecture was a convenient discipline in order to embodiment modernization via industrial buildings. Factories together with their campuses were the stages in which modernization in social and technical terms was performing. In the early years of the Republic, government established or encouraged private entrepreneurs to establish factories having campuses composed of dwellings for workers, social, educational buildings, sport complexes, hospitals and landscape areas for common use. During the implementation process of 1st Five-Year Industrial Plan in between 1923-1938, lots of factory complexes had been established in various cities of Anatolia. These complexes played a significant role in the development of modern way of living in the cities they were built. In this context, Eskişehir Sugar Factory together with its campus, established in 1933, was a pioneer one of those factories which are the first examples of modernization thrust of new Turkish Republic. On the contrary, nowadays industrial heritage is under big threat as well as other types of historical heritage in Turkey. Even, it is in a much riskier situation, so as industrial buildings have begun to be demolished due to rapid increase in their land values. Unfortunately, lots of examples of industrial heritage have been demolished in recent years; Eskişehir Sugar Factory is also under the same threat. Thus, the aim of this thesis is primarily documentation of the edifices and tissue of the campus, assessment of the values, development of revitalization and conservation proposals against destructive attempts that is still implementing and has possibility to be implemented in the near future.


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Citation Formats
M. Yıldız, “Conservation and revitalization proposals for Eskişehir sugar factory social facilities area /,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2016.