Reintegration of an inner-city industrial heritage to the wider urban context: the case of Cermodern

Şanlı, Hakan
With the globalization process, cities have to keep pace with the structural transformation in global economy. The changing industrial production types have resulted in changes in land uses of the cities. In these sense, abandoned inner-city industrial areas have become important urban design problems. These areas actually constitute the majority of “lost spaces” defined by Trancik (1986). In the last few decades, the architectural intervention and redevelopment of these abandoned innercity industrial areas has become an important subject within the field of urban design, and the integration of these industrial sites to the urban context has been brought into the spotlight. This study approaches to the integration discussion as perceptual integration through using the imageability concept of Lynch (1960) at the urban design scale. CerModern which was obtained through the transformation of an industrial heritage is one of the major venues of the cultural life in Ankara. As being subject to the transformation project from its former industrial use to cultural use, CerModern is a good exemplar to shed light on the integration of an industrial heritage to the wider urban context. This thesis examines the perceptual integration of CerModern within the urban context by using Lynch’s methodology of imageability analysis.


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H. Şanlı, “Reintegration of an inner-city industrial heritage to the wider urban context: the case of Cermodern,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2016.