Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of Modern Architectural Heritage

June 17, 2017

Case Study: Great Warehouse of the Kayseri Sümerbank Textile Factory
Burak Asiliskender, Nilüfer Yöney / AGU
REHAB 20173rd International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Structures
Braga/Portugal, 14-16 June 2017

Kayseri Sümerbank Textile Factory Complex (Ivan Nikolaev for Turkstroj, 1932-1935), one of the most important examples of Modern Architectural Heritage in Turkey, has been abandoned through privatization in 1999 and allotted to Abdullah Gül University in 2012 to be used for higher education. The so-called Great Warehouse, a long and narrow building measuring 135x45m and 6,000m2 and planned as a high single-story space, designated with a function centering on education in the master plan, became the focus of the first restoration and adaptive reuse project at the campus. Following the completion of the design project in 2014, the implementation took one-and-a-half years and the building was opened in September 2016.

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