The Reuse of Historical Railway Stations in Turkey

Document Type: Original Paper

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Suleyman Demirel University, Department of Architecture, 32260, Isparta, Turkey.

2 Professor, İstanbul University, Civil Engineering Department, 34000, İstanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

In this paper, the build and survived railway stations over the time at which first railway line
construction started at Turkey until the present had been examined and the ones which were out of use and lost their
original function with time had been determined. Also the determined building stock had been evaluated based on
the principle of giving new function to the old buildings, in especial of station buildings. The obtained data had been
scanned by means of software prepared by the expert system approach in order to make a priority order for buildings.
The priority order of 40 stations which found to be eligible for re-usage and had been chosen among the examined
580 stations had been made . In this way discarded railway heritage action plan has been prepared for the solution of
problems in the state. The solution proposes is guiding many countries, especially in Turkey.

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