Author(s): S. Yuksel
Changing and developing technology has influenced the field of industry just as
it has in many sectors of the society.
Many buildings that were built for industrial
purposes have outlived their function.
These out-dated buildings have become
like broken scabs in our cities, as functional aging appears.
These empty and
outdated buildings must be refunctionalized so as not to become a security threat
to our cities, by becoming hosts to crime scenes and criminals.
these buildings is crucial to cultural sustainability.
The Architects Council of
Europe (ACE) policy suggests the following idea about architecture and
sustainability: extensions of the life of a current building or adaptation of a
building going through functional aging will enable resources to be used more
Hasanpasa Gasworks is located in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul.
established via French, German and Italian technologies in order to meet the gas
needs of the Anatolian side of Istanbul in 1891.
The Gasworks subsequently
operated until it was closed down in 1993.
The site and the buildings of the
Gasworks were taken under protection and announced as a protected area in
It is among a few important archeological industrial buildings that have
survived until today.
However, damage was done as some components of the
building were detached when the building was being closed down.
No steps for
implementing cultural sustainability could be taken for Hasanpasa Gasworks as
the area it covers is so large, approximately 33,000 square meters.
In the present
day, isolated gasometer buildings have started to be hosts to crime scenes in our
Some parts of Hasanpasa Gasworks were settled by Romanian gypsies.
Every passing day is witnessing more and more destruction to the building.
this sense, it becomes compulsory to evaluate Hasanpasa Gasworks together with
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SW100111
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