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New Approaches to Spatial Planning and Design

Planning, Design, Applications

Edited By Murat Özyavuz

One of the main objectives of planning and design is the reflection of the works to the space. Therefore, the starting point of this book is to reveal the research conducted by different professions in the field of spatial planning and design. For this purpose, original researches on direct application and land were included. Planning and design studies need co-operation between professions in order to fulfill this philosophy. These activities are effective means of fulfilling the philosophy of sustainability. Planning and design is a tool to tell the story of a community, and how it’s past, present and future work together for a sustainable tomorrow. The design process in which the most appropriate spatial compositions are revealed by shaping the areas in the direction of planning decisions, develops in the continuation of the planning process. This book is for landscape architects and other planning and design professions. Theoretical foundations, theories, methods, and applications will be essential parts of this reference book. In addition, this book addresses several very different subjects of study; landscape management, biodiversity, landscape restoration, landscape design, urban design, urban planning and architectural design related to theory, practice and the results will be covered.

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7 Evaluation of Erciyes University Eastern Campus Social Center Project from Lefebvrian Perspective


Can social space be defined in terms of the projection of an ideology into a neutral space? No. Ideologies dictate the locations of particular activities, determining that such and such a place should be sacred, for example, while some other should not, or that a temple, a palace or a church must be here, and not there. But ideologies do not produce space: rather, they are in space, and of it. (Henri Lefebvre [1], 1991, Production of Space, page 210)

Abstract: University campuses can be thought of as urban spaces, in the sense that they feature a great degree of social diversity due to the multicultural nature that tends to define university settings and the international profile of the teaching staff and students. Otherwise stated, universities, because of their social diversity, are social spaces that reflect or even idealize the image of urban life. In this research, the proposed socio-cultural and religious facility to be built on the Erciyes University Eastern Campus will be looked at by contrasting the design needs of a university setting with the prevailing ideology, the political discourse that inspired it, and the impact it has had on Turkey over the past 20 years. The architectural design itself will be discussed on the basis of the spatial triad formation, a spatial analysis proposed by Lefebvre, using the interpretation method. A multicultural dynamic can be given to the structure of campuses by applying architectural designs that function to counteract the idea of creating...

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