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Genius Loci : rehabilitation scenario for camialti imperial arsenal / von Busra Koroglu
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Revitalization of the Golden Horn Dockyards
AuthorKoroglu, Busra
CensorGregoric Dekleva, Tina
PublishedWien, 2017
Description135 ungezählte Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Institutional NoteTechnische Universität Wien, Diplomarbeit, 2017
Zusammenfassung in deutscher Sprache
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Document typeThesis (Diplom)
Keywords (DE)Revitalisierung
Keywords (EN)Revitalization
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:1-98589 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Abstract (English)

The Golden Horn Dockyards established in 1455 are one of the most important Imperial dockyards in Ottoman industrial history, which enclose the Camialti and Taskizak Dockyards. In the context of structural change and the identity loss, this diploma thesis dedicates itself to regenerate this industrial heritage to indicate their importance to this day. Until the end of 20th century the dockyard maintained its function despite the uncontrolled changes and interventions, however could not resist the policies of closure to the private sector in 1993. Consequently it was closed to the public, and can now only be observed from ships passing by. The aim is to transform historical shipyard on the seafront to a public space by revitalizing the dock with new features to concretize its essence. Camialti Shipyard is a place of immense value for the Turkish industrial history which is to be remembered. Thus it can offer opportunities for the future generations before the place loses its genius loci and becomes a nether land. It is essential that the existing primary structural properties aimed to be respected. In order to preserve the general atmosphere 'The ambiance will not get lost'. The main difference of Istanbul compared to the other port cities is its geographical position with a peninsula between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara, functioning as a gateway city. Thus, Istanbul was an important node for the sea trade network, although the amount of trade in the city's port was never comparable with that of Hamburg, London, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The Golden Horn is a route of urban waterway that divides the city into three separate regions. The harbor's location is a shelter of stagnant water mass, hence establishing a base for the trade port from this gulf to the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara and Mediterranean. The Golden Horn was a rural area with very few settlements until the 18th century. After that it became the creative zone of the city hosting factories, warehouses and workshops The redevelopment plan of Henri Prost in 1930s enhanced the transfer of Istanbul's center from the Historic Peninsula to the Golden Horn. With the plan, heavy industry was positioned along the coastline, causing pollution in the area. Other factors like discharge of city sewage into water eventually replicated the problems and caused them to departure other parts of the city. A strategy was developed for the regeneration of the area by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to solve the issue. A vision of 'Culture Valley' was built along the shore in the mid 20th century, which excluded the structures of industrial identity, causing out of context results.The concrete idea is to devise within this site a Maritime | Contemporary Art Museum including working space for the Creative Industry. This project aims to conduce an exemplary field study for a place of valuable asset.

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