Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
IMT5426 Adaptive Re-use of Historical Spaces Fall 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. EMİNE ÖZEN EYÜCE
Recommended Optional Program Components: To attend the site visits to recommended examples.
Course Objectives: This course aims at introducing students with the theoretical / conceptual background and the technical information necessary in the design and implementation process to make viable those buildings or groups of buildings that lost their intended use without completing the physical life or to adapt them to contemporary conditions for the same function not to lose them from collective memory for the sake of sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1.Recognize the importance of existing architectural fabric from the point of environmental, economic and collective memory.
2.Defends the retention of the existing buildings if they are physically viable although functionaly out of use.
3.Analyse the physical/structural conditions of the existing building.
4.Analsing the accepted world-known case studies, appraise the different design approaches and the reasons behind their differences.
5.Designs spatial organizations for the new uses within the old architectural settings.
6.Demonstrates respect for the ethical and legal aspects of the adaptive reuse processes both in local and global scale.

Course Content

Environmental, social and economic importance of adaptive re-use for the sustainable development; Physical,economic,functional obselesence in buildings; New uses for old buildings; Industrial Archeology, Spaces converted to art and exhibition programs.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Understanding Built Environment
2) Architecture and Memory
3) Architecture and Identity
4) Architecture and Conservation
5) Alternative approaches to conservation
6) Architecture and Adaptive re-use
7) Legal and procedural aspects of Adaptive -reuse
8) Selected Examples
9) Selected Examples
10) Selected Examples
11) Site visit and evaluation of an example I
12) Site visit and evaluation of an example II
13) Site visit and evaluation III
14) Concluding Remarks


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: I. Eyüce, Ahmet & Eyüce Özen, Design Education for Adaptive -reuse
II.Stella M. Casal, The adaptive re-use of buildings: Rememberence or Oblivion

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 10
Presentation 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
Paper Submission 1 % 30
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 12 20 240
Presentations / Seminar 1 1 1
Paper Submission 1 3 3
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 289

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution