Two unique protected sites with a modern heritage in historical peninsula in Istanbul
CitationBenli, G. ve Güner, A. F. (2017). Two unique protected sites with a modern heritage in historical peninsula in Istanbul. Cultural Influences on Architecture içinde (130-156. ss.). IGI Global. https://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1744-3.ch005
Suleymaniye and Zeyrek areas in the Historical Peninsula containing a combination of the architectural works of different religions, different cultures and communities are two districts which were entitled to be included in UNESCO world heritage list from Istanbul in 1985. Traditional architectural texture in Zeyrek and Suleymaniye among some unique districts of Istanbul, which brings neighborhood-centered lifestyle of Ottoman period in the past to the present, basically consists of wooden houses. Diverging process has affected on these two unique residential areas having their own hierarchical and political characteristics by planned development activities in time and it was forced to sacrifice many works belonging to Ottoman period within the borders. Another modern building obtained as a result of the competition in the Republican Period practically undertakes the task of combining these two estranged areas. Characteristics of the said two protected areas, diverging process and modern heritage acting as a buffer shall be examined in this study.
SourceCultural Influences on Architecture