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 The concept of industrial heritage arose in the middle of 20th century, when several industrial buildings and urban landscapes were destroyed in the UK. Since then, numerous efforts have been put to recognize industrial heritage works. Industrial sites are considered as a milestone in human history; they contain memories from a period which was a nuisance, and at the same time symbolized hope toward a better life. Through their architecture, industrial buildings represent technological developments of countries, and the socio-cultural values of their own period.
Loss of their industrial uses within cities, and their unsuccessful social status put these buildings on the verge of destruction. A shift in the mainstream attitude in terms of work and activities, and an architectural style originating from universal experience highlight the importance of investigation and preservation of these buildings. This is where the knowledge to preserve those building which are unable to secure their own prosperity gains importance. The reason of this inability comes from the fact that these buildings are no longer needed, which turns them into abandoned and unsafe spaces, endangering well-being of the society. Adaptive reuse of an existing historical building and adding an extension to it will create movement, liveliness and visual diversity, while maintaining the building character. Enormous scale of the factory, the rhythmic repetition, the length which points to the infinity and even melancholic colors are key points when seeking for an authentic design in order to reuse the building.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cultural property
Received: 2017/08/29 | Accepted: 2017/11/1 | Published: 2017/12/2

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