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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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19 Contemporary Approaches in Museum Space Design

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Abstract: The inclusion of the public/visitors in museum functions has led to the replacement of the concept of museum by that of contemporary museum, that is, it has resulted in the emergence of new museology, which has transformed museums into places that promote broad public access to real-life experiences and emotions. What distinguishes contemporary museology from traditional museology is that museums today engage in interactive communication with the public. Therefore, visitors of museums, which have been designed based on modern functions and new understanding, are more open to different experiences and enjoy them more. Contemporary exhibitions of artworks attract more visitors, and activity areas in museums turn into meeting points where visitors can sip their coffee and enjoy a chat. It is, therefore, clear that contemporary museums are and will be important landmarks that bring together history, art and culture.

Keywords: Museum, Contemporary museum, Contemporary approaches, New museology

1 Introduction

The term “museum” has the connotations of “protection,” “safekeeping” and “tradition.” Everything in museums constitutes the world of protection, knowledge, culture and aesthetics. Museums, which are socio-cultural laboratories in a sense, serve as repositories of historical and social developments (1).

Museums are the most important institutions bringing the history of cities to today. Museums also play a key role in keeping cultural heritage alive by enabling us to preserve the past in our memories and handing it down to future generations. As İslamoğlu (2) states: “The safeguarding of cultural...

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