Examination of Contemporary Additions Made with Adaptive Reuse of Historic Building Heritage


ABSTRACT Historical buildings, which are at the center of social memory, are important components of the built environment and urban life. Due to the change in living conditions over time, historical buildings lose their function and integrity is deteriorated, and they face the danger of extinction by taking structural damage. Since these structures bear the traces of the period in which they were built and form the identity of the city, they should be protected and their continuity should be ensured. Historical buildings can meet the demands of users by making contemporary additions in the context of adaptive reuse, as well as by preserving their current state and function. Within the scope of this study, the issue of making a contemporary addition to historical buildings, which is one of the adaptive reuse techniques, has been examined. The reasons for the contemporary additions applied to the historical buildings with adaptive reuse were examined and presented in sub-titles. In the examined buildings, the transformation of historical buildings that were destroyed due to factors such as the need for new space, change in function, wear due to wars and natural disasters were analyzed and the original and contemporary additional construction systems were compared.